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Long commutes, home crowding tied to COVID transmission

By Blaine Friedlander Long commute times and household crowding may be good predictors for a higher number of transmissible coronavirus cases in metropolitan settings, according to Cornell urban planning, architectural and public health researchers, in a July study...

How to reach 50 percent zero-emission vehicles

BY CHRISTOPHER R. KNITTEL, JIM STOCK AND SHANJUN LI, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS The Biden administration has set a goal for 50 percent of cars and light trucks sold in 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles. This is a critical step in the fight against climate change. The...

Transportation innovations could boost public health

By David Nutt Researchers say the future of transportation will be shaped by three “revolutions” – vehicle electrification, driverless cars and ride-sharing – that could result in fewer automobiles on the road, less fossil fuels extracted from the Earth and less...

An Electric Future for Transportation Webinar

An Electric Future for Transportation Regan Zane David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor Director, NSF ASPIRE ERC Utah State University Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET Link to register Abstract: Electric vehicles (EVs) offer tremendous opportunity to both...

Managing Epidemics by Managing Mobility

Assistant Professor Samitha Samaranayake from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University recently won a NSF grant for his project titled, “Managing Epidemics by Managing Mobility.” Other collaborators on this project are Daniel...

UTEP Tracks Traffic-Related Air Pollution Near Regional School Zones

Last Updated on October 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM Originally published October 07, 2020 By Christina Rodriguez UTEP Communications The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Civil Engineering was awarded $30,000 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality...

Drone Integration – Where are we now and where are we headed?

An upcoming webinar hosted by USF will be held virtually on Friday, October 2nd at 12 noon ET via Microsoft Teams (conference ID is 495 510 442#)  Mr. Jay Merkle, Executive Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration...