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Current Transportation Research Center News

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Campus News | July 13, 2022

The immersive experience for high-achieving students aimed at solving urban planning issues.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

Transportation Research Center In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 1, 2022

A 19-year-old admitted to drinking tequila and smoking marijuana before getting behind the wheel and killing another driver early Saturday morning, according to Las Vegas Metro police. It’s the most recent example of reckless teenage driving that officials hope to avoid more of.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 21, 2022

She was the only survivor in the crash that killed nine people in North Las Vegas 10 months ago. She sat in her walker beside the podium because she couldn’t stand at it — her lingering injuries still affecting her mobility.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
November 14, 2022

Clark County continues to see an increase in traffic fatalities this year, while the numbers tend to be slightly lower statewide.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 14, 2022

Clark County continues to see a surge in traffic fatalities this year while the numbers are trending slightly lower statewide.

Reno Gazette-Journal
November 7, 2022

Before this year’s primary, I asked candidates for Reno mayor whether they thought the influence of developers on the city council should be increased, decreased or stay the same.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 7, 2022

As days grow shorter from Daylight Savings in Southern Nevada, the Dusk 2 Dawn campaign kicked off Friday with hopes of bringing awareness to worsening pedestrian collisions and fatalities in Nevada.

Transportation Research Center Experts

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Recent Transportation Research Center Accomplishments

June 16, 2022
Rithesh Shivuni, Sabrina Moore, and Shashi Nambisan (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) co-authored the presentation “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Speed Feedback Signs in the City of Las Vegas." Shivuni and Nambisan presented it at the 2022 Institute of Transportation Engineers Mountain District’s annual meeting in…
June 13, 2022
Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction and the Transportation Research Center) received the Institute of Transportation Engineers Mountain District’s 2022 Outstanding Educator award, which was presented at the district’s annual meeting held in Boise, Idaho, earlier this month. He was nominated for this award by…
February 25, 2022
Shashi Nambisan (Transportation Research Center and Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering and Construction), along with Andrew Bennett, director of the Clark County office of traffic safety, was featured on Vegas PBS's Nevada Week program (season 4, episode 32) that discussed speeding behaviors of motorists on roadways in Southern Nevada…
October 25, 2021
Laura K. Gryder-Culver, Merika Charupoom (both Medicine), and Erin Breen (Transportation Research Center) presented "Marrying Pedestrian and Bike Data with Court Education Data and Community Demographics" at the 2021 Nevada Traffic Safety Summit hosted by Nevada Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety to share best practices…
October 18, 2021
Erin Breen (Transportation Research Center), director of the Road Equity Alliance Project, was a panelist speaker on KNPR's State of Nevada: A spike in deaths has Nevada traffic safety officials looking for answers. Breen, alongside Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft and Nevada Office of Traffic Safety Public Information…
October 18, 2021
Erin Breen (Transportation Research Center), director of the Road Equity Alliance Project, was a panelist speaker on KNPR's State of Nevada: A spike in deaths has Nevada traffic safety officials looking for answers. Breen, alongside Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft and Nevada Office of Traffic Safety Public Information…