University of Pennsylvania Awarded $6M NASA ULI Grant

Ryerson grant

Safety21 academic partner and University of Pennsylvania professor Megan Ryerson has been awarded a $6 million NASA ULI grant for their proposal, “Stress Testing and Hardening the NAS for Safe, Efficient, and Resilient Growth.”  The UPenn-led research project seeks to streamline air travel.  Read more here.

ITSA Digital Infrastructure Standing Advisory Committee Led by Safety21 Executive Director

Karen Lightman leads AI Committee meeting

Safety21 Executive Director Karen Lightman led Intelligent Transportation Society of America‘s AI & Digital Transformation Working Group meeting, which she is co-chair of, which discussed AI and transportation.  The AI & Digital Transportation Working Group is part of the Digital Infrastructure Standing Committee, which works on AI, digital transformation, IIJA and digital policy development and […]

On-Demand Ride Sharing Program to Launch in Greene County

Karen Lightman RAMP

Safety21 Executive Director Karen Lightman participated in the Rural Urban Mobility Platform (RAMP) press event to launch the pilot program on May 1, 2024.  “We are thrilled to be collaborating with our partners to deploy our research to solve real-world problems by addressing rural citizens’ mobility needs for enhanced quality of life, while taking into […]

Safety21 Hosts Annual Safety Summit of USDOT UTCs

Safety21 hosted the 2024 National Safety Summit of U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers in Washington, D.C.  The summit provided a unique opportunity for over 100 researchers, government, community, and industry representatives from across the country to engage in critical discussions and participate in a research showcase where ideas will be shared and new […]

Heinz College Students Present Capstone on PennSTART

PennSTART Capstone

Students from Heinz College presented their Spring 2024 capstone project, “Advancing Traffic Incident Management Training in Pennsylvania,” which focused on PennSTART, a closed loop, state-of-the-art testing facility envisioned to benefit emergency responders, transportation organizations and research institutions.

The Scott Institute Hosts 2nd Annual CMU Electric Vehicle Show

Scott Institute Earth Day

The Scott Institute hosted the 2nd Annual CMU Electric Vehicle (EV) Show in celebration of Earth Day near the Cohon University Center.  There were a variety of EVs on display, including: All-electric MINI | Owner: Costa Samaras, Director, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation Plug-in Hybrid Subaru Crosstrek | Owner: Katelyn Haas-Conrad, Assistant Director for Partnerships, Scott Institute […]

WEF Hosts Meeting of the Council on the Connected World

WEF Meeting

As a member of the Council, Safety21 Executive Director Karen Lightman joined the World Economic Forum’s Meeting of the Council on the Connected World, which set the vision for their next phase of work to help inform and shape global technology investments with a clear goal: accelerating progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals […]

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