What Else Happened in 2014?
  ITS America 2015 Host Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 16th
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto held a reception in partnership with ITSA and ITSPA in honor of Pittsburgh being selected as the host city for ITS America’s 25th Annual Meeting and Expo.
  CMU Student Capstone Project for Regional Traveler Information System
Wednesday, December 3rd
In a semester-long capstone project, six Heinz College graduate students outlined the implementation for a regional traveler information system for the 32 counties surrounding Pittsburgh metro area. T-SET program assistant Brittany Gernhard was the student manager for the project.
  T-SET Executive Al Biehler Presents to CMU Engineering and Public Policy Department
Thursday, Nov 20th
The Engineering and Public Policy Department at CMU learned how autonomous vehicles will affect the transportation related governance and funding structures of Pennsylvania from Al Biehler, Distinguished Service Professor of Transportation Systems and Policy.
  Leadership Pittsburgh Rides in CMU's Autonomous Vehicle
Wednesday, Nov 19th
Leadership Pittsburgh discussed how policy and infrastructure is affected within a smart city. A special tour of the autonomous vehicle was also provided.
  MIT Enterprise forum on Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, Nov 12th
Rick Stafford and Raj Rajkumar of T-SET and Traffic 21 participated as part of an MIT Enterprise forum on Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship--A New Roadmap to Urban Innovation.
  Ford Town Hall & Dinner
Thursday, Nov 6
Nov 6 6:30-8:30 in the Singleton Room, Roberts Hall. The event features talks by Ford Vice President Hau Thai-Tang and Ford Racing Calibrator Dev Saberwal. Please RSVP to Kelly McQuoid at kmcquiod@cit@cmu.edu.
  Ford Day
Thursday, Nov 6
9AM - 3PM on the CMU cut,
featuring Chip Ganassi Racing engineers. Trivia and prizes all day long.
  T-SET's Al Biehler speaks at RAND
Wednesday, Nov 5
4:30 p.m. Reception
5:15 p.m. Program

RAND Corporation
4570 Fifth Avenue,
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA
  T-SET presents at the PA State Transportation Innovation Council
On October 30, 2014 T-SET University Transportation Center Executive Director Al Biehler and Traffic21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell provided and update of CMU research to the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC.) The STIC is a joint initiative of PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration that encourages the development and deployment of innovative transportation application.
  CMU Transportation Club Hosts Undergraduate Research Fair
Held Thursday, Oct 30th, the fair was an opportunity to connect CMU faculty conducting transportation research with CMU undergraduate students seeking research opportunities
  WTS Pittsburgh Gathering
The first WTS Pittsburgh Chapter event took place on October 28 at Roland's Restaurant starting at 5:30 PM. It was a time to relax, network, and enjoy the day.
  The CMU Transportation Club hosted Q&A with Bart Yavorosky,
Executive Director of Pittsburgh's Bike Share Program. The bike share program will provide solutions for people whose preferred mode of transportation may not bring them all the way to their destination.
  NACTO Designing Cities Conference
The conference was hosted by NACTO in Oct 2014 in San Francisco. T-SET program manager Courtney Ehrlichman attended the conference to share ideas from CMU and to learn about other practices and projects across the country.
  CMU's Student Transportation Club October Meeting
Discussion included CMU's transportation research recruitment fair, bikes that talk to cars, Pittsburgh's brand new bike share program, and all things transportation.
  Establishing a Robotics Fellowship at Penn Engineering’s GRASP Lab
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), has given a $250,000 gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering & Applied Science to establish a fellowship in robotics.
  Traffic 21's Fall Faculty Meeting 9/24/14
On Weds Sept 24th Traffic 21 held their fall faculty meeting, which announced the creation of Metro 21 and it's request for proposals.
  Oakland Transportation Management Fair
Keynote speakers for the 2014 Oakland Transportation Managment Fair were Allen D. Biehler - the Executive Director of the University Transportation Center at Carnegie Mellon University - and Constantine Samaras -Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The fair hosted 20 exhibitors, an outdoor sustainable vehicle display, and great opportunities to network with colleagues and interact with the public.
  WTS Chapter Forming in Pittsburgh
WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. A new WTS chapter formed here in Pittsburgh with their formation meeting on September 10th, 2014. For more information on WTS Pittsburgh such as upcoming events or joining the mailing list, contact Courtney Ehrlichman at ce2@cmu.edu
  Surtrac to join NSF-sponsored CMU I-Corps Site
Surtrac is an innovative approach to traffic signal control, combining research from artificial intelligence and traffic theory. They will join NSF-sponsored CMU I-Corps Site for entrepreneurial coaching.
  Heinz College's Transportation Club at CMU is Going University-Wide
The Transportation Club, originally based at Heinz College, is opening to all undergraduate, masters and PhD students at Carnegie Mellon. The club connects students of all academic levels to research opportunities on campus related to the field of intelligent transportation. The club also hosts speakers who work in transportation research and policy as they engage the students at Carnegie Mellon University.
  T-SET Members Present at ITS World Congress
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) hosted the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, September 7-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Barlow of T-SET spoke about Traffic Control. Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of T-SET moderated a session on Policy Changes to Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and on Strategic Issues in ITS Development, and spoke at a session on Future Moblility of 202X and Beyond. Raj Rajkumar and Michael Wagner of T-SET presented on Technical Challenges for Adoption of Self-Driving Vehicles. Christopher Mertz of T-SET was involved with an interactive demonstration of Monitoring Distressed City Roads with Smartphones.
  T-SET Sends Students to Transportation YOU Summit
Twenty-one female students from across the U.S. and their mentors participated in the second annual Transportation YOU DC Youth Summit, a conference for young women designed to introduce, inspire, and guide them toward a future in STEM studies (science, technology, engineering and math) and a career in the transportation industry. - See more at: http://www.transportationyou.org/dc-summit/2014-summit-diary/#sthash.SnsyLpDo.dpuf.
  Congrats to Jessa Paruch, a former T-SET program assistant and recent Heinz College graduate. She began a new job in September, 2014 with ITS America as a Technical Programs Specialist.Her primary responsibility will be to support work efforts related to the Technical Programs Department’s meetings and research contracts. This work includes performing qualitative and quantitative research on transportation technologies, developing written proceedings and technical reports, and organize stakeholder meetings and workshops. Congrats & best of luck!
  Deputy Executive Director Stan Caldwell Speaks at Clean Technology Roundtable (23 minute mark) - July 31, 2014
This roundtable discussion is the second in a series, allowing the City of Pittsburgh to discuss opportunities to form a shared vision for the future of Clean Tech in the City. It originally aired LIVE on City Channel Pittsburgh.
  Rides given to US House and Federal Agency Representatives
A media event on the grounds of Capitol Hill preceded the sequence of demo rides shown below. The videos below were broadcast live using uStream from within the car while it drove itself with legislators and federal agency representatives in it. The videos were shot and broadcast using a hand-held smartphone - hence, the relatively poor resolution and some shaking as the car hit road-bumps.

Video Links:

Mr. Peter Rogoff, USDOT Acting Under-Secretary for Policy and Congressman Bill Shuster (PA), Chairman US Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, our host of the event (many thanks!).

Congressman John Shimkus (IL), Energy & Commerce Committee, Chairman Environment and the Economy Subcommittee and Congressman Rodney Davis (IL), Vice-Chair T&I Aviation Sub-Committee, Agriculture Research Committee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kmHaBzN9y3Y
  T-SET Researchers Present at Technology Showcase
T-SET researchers presented their latest progress at ITS America's annual Transportation Technology Showcase on Capitol Hill. Alex Burka and Alaric Qin (left to right) came from UPENN to share information about their alert systems that increase pedestrian safety. Stefan Mitsch, Robert Tamburo, and George Lederman, (left to right) presented respectively on proofs for vehicular safety, smart headlights that eliminate glare from precipitation, and systems for bridge monitoring.
  Rides given to US House and Federal Agency Representatives
June 10, 2014
The videos found at this link (http://users.ece.cmu.edu/~raj/Capitol-Hill-DC/live-video.html) were broadcast live using uStream from within the car while it drove itself with legislators and federal agency representatives in it. The videos were shot and broadcast using a hand-held smartphone - hence, the relatively poor resolution and some shaking as the car hit road-bumps.
  Welcome Brittany Gernhard
June 10, 2014
T-SET is excited to welcome Brittany Gernhard as a programmatic intern. After earning a BA from Grove City College in 2010, Brittany taught special education in rural North Carolina as a Teach for America corps member. She completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in 2013. Brittany also works in Constituent Services at Councilwoman Deborah Gross's office and attends the Heinz College, MSPMM '14. She happily rides a Port Authority bus for her daily commute.
  PA Safety Symposium
June 10, 2014
T-SET UTC took the opportunity to present their research at a booth for the 'PA Safety Symposium: Reducing Injuries & Saving Lives on Pennsylvania Roads', which included PennDOT Secretary, the Governor Corbett, members of the general assembly. Pictured here is Stan Caldwell, Deputy Executive Director of T-SET UTC, showing a symposium attendee from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission a video of CMU's autonomous vehicle research.
  Invest in Innovation Oakland
May 20th, 2014
3:00-5:00PM | The Twentieth Century Club
View full invitation here
  Introducing the Carnegie Mellon University Transportation Club!
March 25th, 2014
12:00-1:00PM | Hamburg 1004

  Auto Civitas: Designing for Autonomous Vehicles
March 17th, 2014
5:00-6:00PM | Hamburg 1004

View the poster
Watch the presentation here!