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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

VMT Metrics Application and Analysis for SB 743 Compliance

Workshop | April 25 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites


4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

Ronald Milam, Fehr & Peers

Technology Transfer Program


OPR has selected vehicle-miles-of-travel (VMT) as the preferred metric to comply with Senate Bill 743 (SB 743). The recommended changes to the CEQA Guidelines include a Technical Advisory that provides recommendations about VMT screening, methodology, and thresholds. These recommendations require fundamental changes in current transportation impact analysis practices and have implications for...   More >


This course is intended for planners, engineers, policy analysts, and CEQA practitioners, among others, in private or public practice who want to understand the technical details associated with SB 743 implementation and the fundamental changes in current



Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

Technology Transfer Program


Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >


The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

Technology Transfer Program


Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >


The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Friday, April 28, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Type 2070 Traffic Signal Controller

Workshop | May 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  DoubleTree Hotel


2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Jeff McMullen, City of Fresno; Donald Shupp, Western Pacific Signal

Technology Transfer Program


Many California cities have started using the Type 2070 Advanced Traffic Controller (2070 ATC), which is also used for advanced transportation system applications. This hands-on course provides working knowledge about the capabilities, uses, and operations of the Type 2070 controller, as well as how to program signal timing plans into the controller. The course covers all key topics ranging from...   More >


All individuals interested in gaining knowledge and proficiency in the uses and operations of the 2070 ATC will benefit from this course. No prior background in traffic controllers is required, although basic knowledge of traffic signal timing is desirabl

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Type 2070 Traffic Signal Controller

Workshop | May 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  DoubleTree Hotel


2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Jeff McMullen, City of Fresno; Donald Shupp, Western Pacific Signal

Technology Transfer Program


Many California cities have started using the Type 2070 Advanced Traffic Controller (2070 ATC), which is also used for advanced transportation system applications. This hands-on course provides working knowledge about the capabilities, uses, and operations of the Type 2070 controller, as well as how to program signal timing plans into the controller. The course covers all key topics ranging from...   More >


All individuals interested in gaining knowledge and proficiency in the uses and operations of the 2070 ATC will benefit from this course. No prior background in traffic controllers is required, although basic knowledge of traffic signal timing is desirabl

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott


2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Technology Transfer Program


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >


This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott


2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Technology Transfer Program


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >


This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Friday, May 5, 2017

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott


2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Technology Transfer Program


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >


This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.



Increasing Freeway Capacity by Efficiently Timing its Nearby Arterial Traffic Signals

Lecture | May 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


David Kan, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: The objective of freeway on-ramp metering is to regulate the entry of vehicles to prevent capacity drop on the freeway mainline. However, the nearby arterial traffic signals facilitating freeway access fail to recognize that the metered on-ramps can be oversaturated due to the flow restriction and limited storage. Instead, the arterial traffic signals provide long cycles in order to...   More >

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton


6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

Technology Transfer Program


Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >


Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton


6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

Technology Transfer Program


Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >


Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i



Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Woodland Hills Campus


6300 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Joy Bhattacharya, Stantec; David Mahama, DKS Associates

Technology Transfer Program


This two-day course focusing on advanced signal operations topics, will enable you to develop and evaluate performance of two types of traffic signal coordination -- time of day and traffic responsive systems. This course also introduces the advanced traffic adaptive system. For time of day and traffic responsive systems, attendees learn how to determine good timing and coordinated solutions with...   More >


This course is designed for traffic engineers from public agencies and consulting firms who already have some experience in signal coordination work, or who have completed preliminary courses equivalent to Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts (

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Woodland Hills Campus


6300 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Joy Bhattacharya, Stantec; David Mahama, DKS Associates

Technology Transfer Program


This two-day course focusing on advanced signal operations topics, will enable you to develop and evaluate performance of two types of traffic signal coordination -- time of day and traffic responsive systems. This course also introduces the advanced traffic adaptive system. For time of day and traffic responsive systems, attendees learn how to determine good timing and coordinated solutions with...   More >


This course is designed for traffic engineers from public agencies and consulting firms who already have some experience in signal coordination work, or who have completed preliminary courses equivalent to Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts (

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Holy Trinity: Blending Statistics, Machine Learning, and Discrete Choice with Applications to Strategic Bicycle Planning

Lecture | May 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Timothy Brathwaite, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract:
Across all levels of government in the United States (U.S.), transportation and planning agencies have prioritized encouraging bicycle use. However, despite such admirable goals, actually increasing bicycle usage has been a struggle. For instance, the City of San Francisco set a goal in 2010 to increase its 3.5% bicycle mode share to 20% by 2020 (SFMTA, 2012). Unfortunately, given the...   More >

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn


6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

Technology Transfer Program


This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >


This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn


6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

Technology Transfer Program


This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >


This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

Monday, May 22, 2017

HST California: High Speed Rail Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Alex Bayen, UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies; Rod Diridon, San José State University Mineta Transportation Institute; Tilly Chang, San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Christophe Keseljevic, UIC / International Railways Association; Peter Gertler, Former APTA High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Committee Chairman; Eduardo Romo Urroz, Fundación Caminos de Hierro (FCH); Antonio Arribas, Eurif (European Railway Interoperability Institute); Further speakers to be confirmed

Institute of Transportation Studies


This one-day symposium explores the current status and challenges ahead for High Speed Rail in California. Leaders from the California High Speed Rail Authority, academic institutions, and industry provide updates and ample opportunity for discussion and networking.

The Symposium is free to student and faculty, if interested please email registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu


Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

Technology Transfer Program


This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >


This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

Technology Transfer Program


This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >


This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

Technology Transfer Program


This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >


This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

Technology Transfer Program


This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >


This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

Technology Transfer Program


This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >


This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bikeway Facility Design and Safety Improvement

Workshop | June 7 – 14, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-4:30 p.m. |  Online


Rock Miller, Stantec Consulting

Technology Transfer Program


This new, in-depth class on design of facilities for bicycling addresses both legacy facilities and innovative designs that are being developed within many communities at this time. This course will orient participants with fundamentals and details of bikeway design, ranging from application of traditional designs (bike routes, lanes, paths) to innovative facilities that are growing in...   More >


This course is most appropriate for persons interested in understanding how to design a facility that meets user needs, encourages additional usage and growth in bicycling, and preserves or improves safety for all users. While appropriate and intended for

Thursday, June 8, 2017

In-Place Asphalt Recycling and Stabilization Strategies

Workshop | June 8 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton


1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

David Jones, University of California Pavement Research Center

Technology Transfer Program


This is a completely-updated and revamped course on in-place asphalt recycling, which will explore in more detail the most common recycling methods, while providing an insightful look on selecting the most appropriate method and stabilization strategy based on a project's and site's specific characteristics. The soil stabilization portion of the course will expand on Caltrans Highway Design...   More >


This course is designed for all levels of pavement engineers and managers in state and local agencies who are interested in learning more about using in-place recycling as a cost-effective pavement rehabilitation option.



Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

Technology Transfer Program


This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >


This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bikeway Facility Design and Safety Improvement

Workshop | June 7 – 14, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-4:30 p.m. |  Online


Rock Miller, Stantec Consulting

Technology Transfer Program


This new, in-depth class on design of facilities for bicycling addresses both legacy facilities and innovative designs that are being developed within many communities at this time. This course will orient participants with fundamentals and details of bikeway design, ranging from application of traditional designs (bike routes, lanes, paths) to innovative facilities that are growing in...   More >


This course is most appropriate for persons interested in understanding how to design a facility that meets user needs, encourages additional usage and growth in bicycling, and preserves or improves safety for all users. While appropriate and intended for

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online


Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

Institute of Transportation Studies


This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Friday, September 8, 2017

ITS Seminar: Future of the Interstate Highway System

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Institute of Transportation Studies


The Interstate Highway System is a key component of the US transportation system. This talk will address the Future Interstate Study being conducted by the Transportation Research Board “on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways to its role as a premier system that meets the shifting demands of the 21st century.”


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online


Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

Institute of Transportation Studies


This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Friday, September 15, 2017

ITS Seminar: Cooperation for Autonomous Cars: Why and How?

Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Arnaud de La Fortelle, MINES ParisTech, Center for Robotics

Institute of Transportation Studies


Autonomous cars are being deployed, but these cars are mainly standalone. Making autonomous cars that are also cooperative is difficult, but arguably, this is unavoidable. This talk will briefly present the why, and in more detail, the how, especially the various impacts cooperation has on autonomous car architectures (technical challenge) and the problems it raises (scientific challenges).


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online


Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

Institute of Transportation Studies


This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Friday, September 22, 2017

ITS Seminar: Environment, Economy, and Equity: New Mobility Services and Sustainability

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Institute of Transportation Studies


New mobility services are growing quickly, but are they providing mobility for all travelers? Some studies have used system data from the car2go and Uber APIs to examine the types and quality of trips, while others used intercept surveys to characterize travelers using UberHOP and their reasons for choosing HOP. I will share results from these recent studies.


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science

Seminar | September 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library


Michael I. Jordan, Professor, Statistics & EECS, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


The rapid growth in the size and scope of datasets in science and technology has created a need for novel foundational perspectives on data analysis that blend the inferential and computational sciences. That classical perspectives from these fields are not adequate to address emerging problems in Data Science is apparent from their sharply divergent nature at an elementary level---in computer...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online


Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

Institute of Transportation Studies


This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Thursday, September 28, 2017

View from the Top: Lisa Davis: Economic Decarbonization – Breaking up Old Energy Chains by Creating an Integrated System

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor


Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

College of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers student chapter


Never before have energy systems faced a greater transformation than today, and never before was energy – primarily electricity – so important. With a growing global population, rising economic output and, above all, ever more uses of electricity, the demand for electricity is expected to nearly double by mid-century. At the same time, the demand for greater system sustainability and affordable...   More >


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



GraphXD Seminar: Graph Clustering Algorithms

Seminar | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


Tselil Schramm, Simons Institute, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


One of the greatest advantages of representing data with graphs is access to generic algorithms for analytic tasks, such as clustering. In this talk I will describe some popular graph clustering algorithms, and explain why they are well-motivated from a theoretical perspective.

Friday, September 29, 2017

ITS Seminar: The Interesting and Risky Way in Which Transport System Risk Is Managed: A brief history and need for transformed thinking

Seminar | September 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Simon Washington, Professor and Head of School, Civil Engineering, University of Queensland

Institute of Transportation Studies


This talk discusses the history of transport network safety management methodology from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It highlights some of the critical assumptions made along the way, describes how and why these assumptions might be hindering further development and real improvement in our ability to prevent crashes, and recommends directions for future methodological development.


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TE-06 California MUTCD Update Workshop

Course | October 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sacramento Area


Rock Miller, Senior Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering,, Stantec Consulting

Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program


Description
Learn where your prior California Supplement/Traffic Manual applications still apply or have become outdated. Fully understand where and how California practice differs from Federal practice to be in compliance. Pick-up wide-ranging good practices in applying these standards to new and existing transportation facilities in California.


$490

Registration opens June 22. Register by October 3 online, or by calling Dana Oldknow at 510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu.



School of Public Health's State of the School

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall


Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health, Dean, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of


Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.


All Audiences

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online


Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

Institute of Transportation Studies


This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Friday, October 6, 2017

Rational Design of Advanced Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Beyond: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location


Prof. Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


High-performance and cost-effective rechargeable batteries are key to the success of electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage systems. Extensive research has thus focused on the development of new high-energy electrodes that can store more lithium at faster rates with stable cycle performance. However, the current status of lithium batteries still remains far below the demands required...   More >



Bay Area Transportation 2050: Systems change in action

Lecture | October 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Ratna Amin, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

Institute of Transportation Studies


Regional transportation planning is an art and not a science. SPUR, the Bay Area’s leading urban planning organization, has embarked on a Regional Strategy to answer the big planning questions facing the Bay Area through 2050. While transportation models and heuristics are commonly used to estimate future mobility needs, urban systems in the United States are actually shaped by a complex...   More >

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Berkeley China Summit 2017: Technologies and Innovations that Build the Future

Conference/Symposium | October 8 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


Richard Karp, Professor, Turing Award Winner and U.S. National Medal of Science Laureate, UC Berkeley; Zhonghan Deng, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Vimicro Corporation

California Alumni Association Chinese Chapter (CAACC), Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association (BCAIA), Chinese Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Association at UC Berkeley (CGPSA), Berkeley-Haas Chinese Business Association (BerkeleyCBA), Berkeley Chinese Students and Scholars Association (BCSSA)


Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, the only authentic Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”) is a full-day on-campus conference, aimed to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on...   More >


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All Audiences

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online


Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

Institute of Transportation Studies


This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dynamic clustering, congestion propagation and perimeter control in large-scale urban networks

Lecture | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall


Nikolas Geroliminis, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, EPFL

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: Traffic is a strongly time-variant process and it needs to be studied in the spatiotemporal dimension. Investigating the clustering problem over time help us reveal the hidden information during the process of congestion formation and dissolution. The primary motivation of the research presented in this seminar is to study the spatiotemporal relation of congested links in large...   More >

Friday, October 13, 2017

Designing Automated Vehicles to Avoid Collisions (and Make Good Decisions When They Can’t)

Lecture | October 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Chris Gerdes, Stanford University

Institute of Transportation Studies


Automated vehicles provide an unparalleled opportunity to reduce the approximately 35,000 fatalities that occur each year on US roads. With the ability to sense 360 degrees around the vehicle, avoid distraction, and react within milliseconds, automated vehicles possess some inherent advantages over human drivers when it comes to avoiding collisions. To realize this potential, however, the cars...   More >

Thursday, October 19, 2017

GraphXD Seminar: Spectral Sparsification of Graphs

Seminar | October 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


Nikhil Srivastava, Dept. of Mathematics, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


Many important properties of an undirected graph manifest themselves spectrally in the eigenvalues or quadratic forms of matrices related to the graph. For instance, the connectivity structure, electrical properties, and random walk behavior of a graph are determined by its Laplacian matrix. A spectral sparsifier of a graph G is a sparse graph H on the same set of vertices such that the...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

FlexPass: Incentives for reducing employee parking

Lecture | October 20 | 4 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall


Dounan Tang, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Most employers offer free or underpriced parking to employees even as they feel the pressure to reduce the number of employees driving alone to work. The FlexPass study is a parking incentive program that avoids employee discontent. We conducted a two-phase study during the year of 2015 and 2016, the FlexPass and FlexPass-Plus study.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Search for a Sustainable Source of Federal and State Transportation Revenue: Gas taxes or mileage fees?

Lecture | October 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University

Institute of Transportation Studies


This talk will examine the relative benefits of raising the gas tax versus adopting a new "mileage fee." After presenting a policy evaluation framework specific to transportation revenue sources, Professor Agrawal will present a quick sketch analysis of gas taxes and mileage fees.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

TE-53 VMT Metrics Application and Analysis for SB 743 Compliance

Course | November 2 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Oakland


Ronald Milam, AICP, PTP, Director of Evolving the Status Quo, Fehr & Peers Consulting

Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program


OPR has selected vehicle-miles-of-travel (VMT) as the preferred metric to comply with Senate Bill 743 (SB 743). The recommended changes to the CEQA Guidelines include a Technical Advisory that provides recommendations about VMT screening, methodology, and thresholds. These recommendations require fundamental changes in current transportation impact analysis practices and have implications for...   More >


$490

Registration opens June 22. Register by November 2 online, or by calling Dana Oldknow at 510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Optimal Coordination of Connected and Autonomous Cars in Smart Cities

Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Ardalan Vahidi, Clemson University

Institute of Transportation Studies


Connectivity and autonomy of cars and roadside infrastructure is expected to transform urban transportation. For instance, cooperation between intelligent cars and intersection control units can harmonize traffic flow, increase energy efficiency, and enhance safety and passenger comfort.

This talk takes a closer look at some of these potentials. In one experimental case study, we demonstrate...   More >

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Transportation Mixer

Social Event | November 8 | 5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall


Cal ITE


On Nov. 8 at 5 pm, there will be a Transportation Mixer in the 4th floor ITS Library for transportation faculty & staff, students, and professionals. Please come socialize with our undergraduate, masters, and PhD students, past graduates, and other ITS faculty and staff. Cal ITE, a transportation student group, will be funding the event and there will be food and beverages provided!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mobility Innovators Forum 2017

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Brogan BamBrogan, Arrivo Loop; Curtis Lee, Volvo; Forrest Iandola, DeepScale

John Suh, Hyundai

The House


Leaders in the mobility industry will convene to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Panels and talks will cover new forms of mobility, new mobility business models and the infrastructure supporting the mobility ecosystem.

Individuals with a UC Berkeley affiliation can RSVP for free using the promo code GoBears.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Precarity and Dependence in the "Sharing" Economy

Lecture | November 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room


Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College

Ruth Berins Collier, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Annette Bernhardt, Director, Low-Wage Work Program, The Labor Center at IRLE

Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, The Scholars Strategy Network


The sharing economy debuted to grand claims about its ability to change the world for the good--it would encourage social connection, use assets more efficiently, and be better for the environment. For earners on platforms, it promised flexibility, freedom and the ability to become a "micro-entrepreneur." Ten years in, the reality is far more complex. In this talk, Schor discusses her...   More >


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Friday, November 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

Institute of Transportation Studies


About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.


$290.00

Register online.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

Institute of Transportation Studies


About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.


$290.00

Register online.



GraphXD Seminar: Data-Driven Methods for Learning Sparse Graphical Models

Seminar | November 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


Somayeh Sojoudi, EECS, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


Learning models from data has a significant impact on many disciplines, including computer vision, medical imaging, social networks, neuroscience and signal processing. In the network inference problem, one may model the relationships between the network components through an underlying inverse covariance matrix. Learning this graphical model is often challenged by the fact that only a small...   More >

Friday, December 1, 2017

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online


Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

Institute of Transportation Studies


About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.


$290.00

Register online.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TS-03 Roadside Safety and Guardrail Systems

Course | December 5 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Costa Mesa California


David Royer, TE, CE, Consulting Traffic and Highway Engineer, Retired, City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation

Institute of Transportation Studies


This one-day course offers students an opportunity to learn how to design more "forgiving" roadways-those that minimize hazardous installations and reduce potential for death, injury, and property damage associated with crashes.


$450.00

Register online.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

IDM-04 Asphalt Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Course | December 7 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Costa Mesa California


Roger Smith, Asphalt Pavement Consultant and Trainer, The Technology Transfer Program

Institute of Transportation Studies


Asphalt pavement is a major component of our transportation system. Transportation agencies at the city and county level can maximize the value of their huge investment in streets and roads by using proper pavement maintenance strategies.


$325.00

Register online.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Traffic Congestion Control: A PDE backstepping perspective

Lecture | January 19 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Miroslav Krstic, UC San Diego

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: Control of freeway traffic using ramp metering is a "boundary control" problem when modeling is approached using widely adopted coupled hyperbolic PDE models of the Aw-Rascle-Zhang type, which include the velocity and density states, and which incorporate a model of driver reaction time. Unlike the "free traffic" regime, in which ramp metering can affect only the dynamics downstream of...   More >

Friday, January 26, 2018

Commute Time Quality: Exploring the role of mode and other factors using the UC Davis Campus Travel Survey

Lecture | January 26 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Susan Handy, UC Davis

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: Workers worldwide spend a significant share of their time each week getting to and from work. With a finite number of hours in a day, workers are clearly affected by their amount of commute time, but their well-being is also likely to depend on their quality of commute time. Building on recent work on subjective well-being in the transportation field, we use data from an annual survey...   More >

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Big Data and Cartography

Colloquium | January 31 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


James Cheshire, University College London

Department of Geography


Maps are an increasingly important tool for interrogating, disseminating and communicating large and complex geographic datasets. This talk will outline the ways in which innovative cartography can be used to inform researchers, and the public more broadly, about the value, and pitfalls, of “Big Data”. It will draw insights from three highly successful mapping projects that have sought to...   More >

Friday, February 2, 2018

Car-sharing Network Optimization Driven by High-resolution Data, Simulation and Discrete Optimization

Lecture | February 2 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Carolina Osorio, MIT

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: With the increase in connectivity and in real-time responsiveness, travelers and vehicles are becoming "real-time optimizers" of their trips. The urban mobility challenges and breakthroughs of the next decades will be marked by our ability to optimize the aggregate performance of large-scale transportation systems while accounting for how the hundreds of thousands of "real-time...   More >

Friday, February 9, 2018

Leveraging Big Data to Improve Operational Performance, Reliability, and Efficiency

Lecture | February 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jonny Simkin, Swiftly

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: The existing public transit infrastructure in the United States already generates a tremendous amount of data, however, this information is often not used as effectively as it could be. In this session, we will discuss some of the ways that Swiftly is leveraging billions of data points to help transit agencies improve operational performance, reliability, and efficiency.

Bio: Jonny...   More >

Friday, February 23, 2018

Measurable Commute Reduction and the War on SOV

Lecture | February 23 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Steve Raney, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: The Big Picture covers: state SB375 15% per capita driving reduction goal, auto-centered Silicon Valley versus transit-centered Helsinki, Proposition 26 (Chevron spent $3.4 backing it) as barrier to protecting the climate, public policy political viability comparison, trip caps, carrot/stick, state bills, city ordinances, next generation employer commute programs. The Fair Value...   More >

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

Special Event | February 27 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  City of Santa Clarita: Activities Center


20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Dave Royer, TE, CE, Consulting Traffic and Highway Engineer, Retired Principal Engineer, LADOT

Tech Transfer Program


Traffic Control for Safe Work Zones is designed to keep the workers and public safe during road construction and maintenance, utility work, landscaping and railway maintenance work along roadways in California. This training course is compliant with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD), Cal-OSHA Sections 1598 & 1599, and California Vehicle Code Section 21400; it also...   More >


$150.00 Standard Fee

Register online.



Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Special Event | February 27 – March 1, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn, Rancho Cordova


11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

James Signore, PhD, PE, Associate, NCE; Irwin Guada, Laboratory and Field Operations Manager, UC Pavement Research Center - Berkeley; Frank Farshidi, PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program


This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >


$475.00 CA Public Agency, $950.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Special Event | February 27 – March 1, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn, Rancho Cordova


11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

James Signore, PhD, PE, Associate, NCE; Irwin Guada, Laboratory and Field Operations Manager, UC Pavement Research Center - Berkeley; Frank Farshidi, PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program


This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >


$475.00 CA Public Agency, $950.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Special Event | February 27 – March 1, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn, Rancho Cordova


11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

James Signore, PhD, PE, Associate, NCE; Irwin Guada, Laboratory and Field Operations Manager, UC Pavement Research Center - Berkeley; Frank Farshidi, PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program


This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >


$475.00 CA Public Agency, $950.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Managing Transportation in a New Era of Innovation

Lecture | March 2 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Jeff Morales, ITS Senior Fellow

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: A combination of forces is affecting the development and delivery of infrastructure and transportation services and presenting the industry with new challenges. Forces such as politics, budgetary constraints, organizational and workforce issues, and technology continue to change and require innovative approaches and solutions. With a new and different level of engagement by the private...   More >

Monday, March 5, 2018

CEQA Transportation Impact Analysis under SB-743: Resources, Methods, and Tools

Special Event | March 5 – 7, 2018 every day with exceptions | 12-4 p.m. |  Online


Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR); Jeannie Lee, Senior Counsel, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR)

Technology Transfer Program


Senate Bill (SB) 743 represents a fundamental shift in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) transportation impact analysis that has implications for local and regional transportation planning. As required by SB 743, the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has recommended the replacement of vehicle LOS with vehicle miles of travel (VMT) as the new metric for...   More >


$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

CEQA Transportation Impact Analysis under SB-743: Resources, Methods, and Tools

Special Event | March 5 – 7, 2018 every day with exceptions | 12-4 p.m. |  Online


Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR); Jeannie Lee, Senior Counsel, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR)

Technology Transfer Program


Senate Bill (SB) 743 represents a fundamental shift in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) transportation impact analysis that has implications for local and regional transportation planning. As required by SB 743, the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has recommended the replacement of vehicle LOS with vehicle miles of travel (VMT) as the new metric for...   More >


$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.



Science Cafe - Science and Art of Active Transportation Planning

Presentation | March 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso


1403 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706

Eric Anderson, College of Environmental Design

Science@Cal


This science cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. We encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation.

Berkeley is a leading city in promoting walking and biking for transportation. The City recently adopted a new Berkeley Bicycle Plan (2017), laying...   More >


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Lecture | March 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall


Claudio Sopranzetti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford

Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of Transportation Studies, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies


Based on research conducted during politically charged protests in Bangkok in 2010, this talk presents an ethnographic study of motorcycle taxi drivers in the city that focuses not on the sturdiness of hegemony or the ubiquity of everyday resistance but on its potential fragility and the work needed for its maintenance.

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Drive for Better Air Service: How air service imbalances across megaregions integrate air and highway demands

Lecture | March 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Megan Smirti Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: Between 2000 and 2010, newly merged U.S. airlines decreased service to airports in small and mid-sized metropolitan regions, opting to consolidate their operations at high-value airport hubs (passenger transfer points). At this point travelers living in small and mid-sized regions likely began leaking, or abandoning their local airport to take flights from hub airports offering more...   More >

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture

Lecture | March 15 | 6:10 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall


Ryan Russo, Director, Oakland Department of Transportation; Tom Maguire, Director, Sustainable Streets at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA); Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Cordoba Corporation; Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Jeff Morales, ITS Senior Fellow, ITS Berkelery

Institute of Transportation Studies, College of Environmental Design, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies, Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Fund, University of California Transportation Center, Berkeley Infrastructure Initiative of UC Berkeley's Social Science Matrix


Join us for the Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture. The panel this year features former students, post docs and colleagues of Martin Wachs and will focus on the discussion of Smart Cities and the role that urban infrastructure and transportation will have.

Each year the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers to the University of California to...   More >

Friday, March 16, 2018

Data Science to Study Macroscopic Dynamics in Urban Traffic Networks

Lecture | March 16 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Marta Gonzalez, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: I present a review on research related to the application of big data and information technologies to urban systems. Data sources of interest include but are not limited to: Probe/GPS data, Credit Card Transactions, Traffic and Mobile phone data. Key uses of interest are modeling, adoption of new technologies and traffic performance measurements. In a second part a present multi-city...   More >

Friday, March 23, 2018

Towards Vision Zero: Intelligent Intersection Infrastructure to enhance safe operations of (self-driving) cars

Lecture | March 23 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Pravin Varaiya, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: Vision Zero plans concentrate on intersections that present a demanding environment. Challenges arise from complex vehicle trajectories; absence of lane markings to guide vehicles; split phases that prevent determining who has the right of way; conflicting vehicle approaches with no line of sight; illegal movements; simultaneous interactions among pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles....   More >

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges

Special Event | March 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 445


Jay Holombo, PhD,PE, Associate VP, PBS&J; Sami Megally, PhD, PE, SE, Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder

Technology Transfer Program


This 2-day course provides practical training to bridge design engineers and technicians on the application of the AASHTO LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments to the design of concrete bridges that are common in California (cast-in place box girdle, slab, pre-cast, and box culvert bridges).


$295.00 CA Public Agency, $595.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges

Special Event | March 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 445


Jay Holombo, PhD,PE, Associate VP, PBS&J; Sami Megally, PhD, PE, SE, Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder

Technology Transfer Program


This 2-day course provides practical training to bridge design engineers and technicians on the application of the AASHTO LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments to the design of concrete bridges that are common in California (cast-in place box girdle, slab, pre-cast, and box culvert bridges).


$295.00 CA Public Agency, $595.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Special Event | April 3 – 12, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 1-4 p.m. |  Online


Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec

Aleksandar Stevanovic, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Technology Transfer Program


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >


$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Special Event | April 3 – 12, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 1-4 p.m. |  Online


Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec

Aleksandar Stevanovic, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Technology Transfer Program


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >


$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Friday, April 6, 2018

ITS Roundtable: How Do We Finance Transportation Infrastructure

Lecture | April 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Tilly Chang, Executive Director San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Matthew A. Coogan, Transportation Consultant; Therese McMillian, Chief Planning Officer Los Angeles Metro

Susan Shaheen, UC Berkeley, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Institute of Transportation Studies


ITS Roundtable
How Do We Finance Transportation Infrastructure
Friday April 6, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Reception to follow
Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Tilly Chang: Executive Director San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Matthew A. Coogan: Transportation Consultant
Therese McMillan: Chief Planning Officer Los Angeles Metro
Moderator: Professor Susan Shaheen: UC Berkeley,...   More >

Monday, April 9, 2018

Disability and Climate Resilience

Workshop | April 9 | 6-8 p.m. | 88 Dwinelle Hall


Student Environmental Resource Center


Come join SERC for an important workshop on the intersectionality of disability and climate resilience, something that often gets left out of the conversation when talking about climate change.

Leading this workshop is Alex Ghenis and Marsha Saxton from the World Institute of Disability. Alex is a Policy and Research Specialist at WID. He is currently managing the New Earth Disability (NED)...   More >

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Special Event | April 3 – 12, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 1-4 p.m. |  Online


Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec

Aleksandar Stevanovic, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Technology Transfer Program


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >


$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

Special Event | April 11 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 445


Gordon Wang, PE, Associate Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA

Technology Transfer Program


Traffic Control for Safe Work Zones is designed to keep the workers and public safe during road construction and maintenance, utility work, landscaping and railway maintenance work along roadways in California. This training course is compliant with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD), Cal-OSHA Sections 1598 & 1599, and California Vehicle Code Section 21400; it also...   More >


$150.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.



Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Special Event | April 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Fairfield Inn, Woodland


2100 Freeway Drive, Woodland, CA 95776

Gian-Claudia Sciara, PhD, AICP, Professional Researcher, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies; Andre Boutros, PE, Former Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

Technology Transfer Program


Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >


$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Special Event | April 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Fairfield Inn, Woodland


2100 Freeway Drive, Woodland, CA 95776

Gian-Claudia Sciara, PhD, AICP, Professional Researcher, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies; Andre Boutros, PE, Former Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

Technology Transfer Program


Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >


$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.



Teaching and Research Resource Fair

Special Event | April 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 117, Level D


Academic Innovation Studio


Connect with dozens of campus service providers to get new ideas, find support, and learn about resources and services. Enjoy focused conversations and technology demos while meeting other instructors and researchers.


Faculty, Students - Graduate

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

ID required.

RSVP by April 10 online.



Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Special Event | April 3 – 12, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 1-4 p.m. |  Online


Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec

Aleksandar Stevanovic, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Technology Transfer Program


This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a...   More >


$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Understanding, Utilizing, and Predicting Human Mobility Data


Lecture | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Jessie Li, Penn State

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract: Large scale human mobility data can be collected from mobile phones, car navigation systems, location-based applications, social media, Wi-Fi, and traffic cameras. Turning such raw data into knowledge can provide insights in social science, urban problems, and prevention health, and can also benefit applications in transportation, advertisement targeting, and urban planning. In this...   More >

Monday, April 16, 2018

Network dynamics of fixed and flexible passenger transport under operational and behavioural uncertainty

Lecture | April 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall


Oded Cats, Delft University of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies


Abstract:
The metropolitan passenger transport landscape is shifting due to a combination of technological and social developments which enable both service providers and service users to become increasingly adaptive. Service providers can manage their resources to better cater for prevailing demand patterns, while service users can adjust their behaviour in response to real-time information. In...   More >

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton


1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

Technology Transfer Program


This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >


$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton


1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

Technology Transfer Program


This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >


$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton


1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

Technology Transfer Program


This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >


$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton


1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

Technology Transfer Program


This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >


$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

Register online, or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu.