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Transportation Research Center News

Current Transportation Research Center News

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Business and Community | July 23, 2018

The three organizations will collaborate to research and develop new autonomous transportation solutions for Southern Nevada.

Campus News | March 10, 2014
Venkat, a faculty member in electrical and computer engineering at UNLV since 1989, was named interim dean of the college in 2010.
Research | September 3, 2013

Engineering professor Pushkin Kachroo shares his ideas for making transportation around the Valley faster and safer.

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Campus News | July 12, 2013
Event July 14-19 introduces high schoolers from throughout the state to careers in transportation industry.
Campus News | February 6, 2013
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs at UNLV.
Campus News | July 23, 2012

A collection of stories featuring UNLV's work in the community that have made news in 2012.

Transportation Research Center In The News

Next City
April 21, 2021

After a night with friends at a Las Vegas casino, Mihalik was dropped off at a nearby Walmart and planned to walk home. But Mihalik, 54, didn’t realize the area had no public transportation available.

April 19, 2021

Las Vegas City Council voted last week to explore the idea of a multibillion-dollar, 19-mile mass-transit system that a private company wants to develop for Charleston Boulevard.

Nevada Current
January 11, 2021

Nevada’s traffic safety laws are lagging behind the rest of the country, according to a new report from a national traffic safety advocacy group.

Las Vegas Sun
January 1, 2021

Despite decades of efforts to encourage drivers to wear seat belts, many Nevadans still won’t buckle up. And they’re paying for it with their lives.

Las Vegas Sun
August 17, 2020

America’s appetite for big pickup trucks and SUVs is killing us.

March 4, 2020

Running red lights. Dodging in and out of traffic. Or racing fast ahead—only to get to the next stoplight.

Transportation Research Center Experts

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Recent Transportation Research Center Accomplishments

April 21, 2021
Erin Breen (Transportation Research Center) and Laura Gryder (Medicine) were interviewed by NextCity.org about their involvement in the creation, implementation, and assessment of Ped SAFE, a Southern Nevada pedestrian safety educational class offered by the Vulnerable Road Users Project to individuals cited for pedestrian law violations in lieu...
April 19, 2021
Shashi Nambisan (Civil Engineering and Transportation Research Center) was interviewed by Joe Schoenmann of KNPR about a mass transit initiative proposed along Charleston Boulevard in the city of Las Vegas. The segment aired earlier this month as part of KNPR's State of Nevada.