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Transportation Research Center News

Current Transportation Research Center News

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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.

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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.

Transportation Research Center In The News

KNPR News
May 6, 2022

It’s been months since the state reported that in 2021, traffic deaths were the worst they’d been since 2006.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 31, 2022

It’s a typical Thursday afternoon and the calendar is full.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 30, 2022

It’s happening far more often than most Nevadans realize.

ABC-TV: News Channel 12
March 25, 2022

Suzan Smith knows her life will never be the same. It changed forever on March 25, 2019.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
March 25, 2022

You may have already seen them, but beginning Wednesday, volunteers started installing memorial plaques across Las Vegas to mark where pedestrians’ lives were lost.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 25, 2022

Suzan Smith knows her life will never be the same. It changed forever on March 25, 2019.

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…