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Current Transportation Research Center News

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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.

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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.
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Research | September 3, 2013

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

Transportation Research Center In The News

KNPR News
December 17, 2021

It’s dangerous driving Las Vegas streets.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 24, 2021

One of the biggest tasks for Nevada State Police and every other local agency is pedestrian safety.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 15, 2021

Local traffic safety officials have announced four events where pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users can bring their outerwear and have reflective striping added.

Las Vegas Weekly
November 12, 2021

Driving is simultaneously mundane and dangerous.

Las Vegas Weekly
November 12, 2021

Driving is simultaneously mundane and dangerous.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 9, 2021

The pleas continue from police and safety advocates for people to pay more attention on our roads, especially now that it will be darker earlier in the day.

Transportation Research Center Experts

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An expert in the theory and application of transportation systems, traffic dynamics, and distracted driving

Recent Transportation Research Center Accomplishments

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…
September 8, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Brendan Morris (Electronic and Computer Engineering), Zhaohuam Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Qiang Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Mira Han (Life Sciences), Kazem Taghva (Computer Science), and Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) were awarded National Science…
June 30, 2021
Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction and the Transportation Research Center) along with Alex Hainen of the University of Alabama, made an invited presentation, “Connected & Automated Vehicle Infrastructure System (CAVIS) Program Development and Deployment: Example in Alabama,” as part of  the "State & Local…
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…