Safety21 Travels to Washington, DC to Meet With US Department of Transportation

Karen Lightman and Amy Stearns

Karen Lightman, interim Executive Director of Safety21 met with US Department of Transportation (US DOT) University Transportation Center Grant Manager Amy Stearns at the US DOT headquarters in Washington, D.C. While at the meeting, Lightman also saw former Executive Director, Stan Caldwell (who is now head of US DOT SMART Grants program) and former Women […]

Smart Cities Connect Panel Features Safety21

Sera Linardi, Karen Lightman and Lilian Coral at Smart Cities Connect

Safety21 Interim Executive Director and Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Executive Director Karen Lightman moderated “Governance Going the Distance – Moving Beyond One-Hit-Wonder Smart Cities Projects” at the Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference and Expo in Washington, DC where she and other panelists discussed challenges to integration and scaling of connected communities technologies.

TRB Announces Fellowship Awardees

DDETFP Fellows at TRB 2023

Safety21 researchers Sean Qian and Katherine Flanigan co-advised students Kevin Freymiller and Lindsay Graff, who were both awarded the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Fellowship by the Transportation Research Board.  This program advances the transportation workforce by helping to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation, encouraging future transportation professionals to […]

Safety21 UTC Researcher Sean Qian Proposes Ride-Hailing Pricing System

Professor Sean Qian

Safety21 UTC Researcher Professor Sean Qian recently proposed an optimal ride-hailing pricing system that incentivizes riders using services through transportation network companies to select an alternate route that could reduce congestion and emissions at peak travel times.  Read the full story here.

Safety21 Attends PennSTART Design Meeting

PennSTART design meeting

Safety21 Interim Executive Director Karen Lightman attended an all-day workshop led by Michael Baker that was the first of a series of meetings to focus on the design of the PennSTART test track, hosted at the RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center.  In attendance were representatives from RIDC, PennDOT, the PA Turnpike Commission, Westmoreland County, and CMU.

Smart Safety Connection Seminar Features Dr. Corey Harper

Dr. Corey Harper Smart Safety Connection Seminar

Today’s Smart Safety Connection seminar featured Safety21 UTC researcher Dr. Corey Harper.  He discussed his UTC project, “Advancing Towards a Smarter and More Sustainable Transportation System.”  Watch the recording here.

PA Transportation Alliance Hosts Monthly Meeting

PA Transportation Alliance Meeting 11.7.23

Safety21 Interim Executive Director Karen Lightman attended the PA Transportation Alliance monthly meeting, where they discussed Central PA Center for Independent Living’s transportation updates, PennDOT updates, federal transportation updates, and PA Statewide Independent Living Council updates.

Safety21 Hosts October Faculty Meeting

Peter Zhang presents at UTC faculty meeting

Safety21 hosted the second UTC faculty meeting for the fall 2023 semester.  The discussion was an opportunity to discuss the goals for the new UTC and included a presentation by Peter Zhang from Carnegie Mellon University.

Safety21 Research Project Holds Advisory Board Kickoff Meeting

Professor Corey Harper presents at kickoff meeting

Safety21 UTC researcher Dr. Corey Harper’s recent project, “Deploying Charging Infrastructure to Catalyze Market Adoption of Electric Vehicles and Improve Mobility, Health, and Economic Outcomes in Disadvantaged Communities” hosted a kick-off meeting with advisory board members to present project goals, objectives, and proposed activities.  Safety21 UTC Interim Director Karen Lightman participated as a co-PI on […]

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