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292Transportation lecture - UC Berkeley

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Nov 3, 2002

      For anyone interested in transportation and not too far for the East Bay on Fridays, there is a regular series of lectures on planning and engineering topics in transportation.  You can find a list of the other talks for the semester at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~crab/TransSem_F02.html.


      Asha Weinstein
      Department of Urban and Regional Planning
      San José State University
      One Washington Square
      San Jose, CA 95192-0185
      email: asha.weinstein@...
      phone: 408-924-5853

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              Subject:        Fall 2002 Transportation Seminar Series--Friday 11/8/02

      The Fall 2002 Transportation Seminar Series

      November 8, 2002
      4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in 240 Bechtel Center
      Join us before the seminar from 3:30-4pm in the ITS Library for cookie hour!

      Pat Conroy

      Principal Development Engineer, California PATH Project

      "Transportation System Efficiency and Modal Diversity: from TSM to ITS"

      Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are perceived differently by different people and audiences. Some see ITS merely as "gadgetry" - the application of technologies to existing functions within the context of traditional transportation measures. Others, while recognizing the opportunity presented by ITS to enable new options and solutions, think that it is an entirely new approach to solving transportation problems. In this seminar ITS will be demonstrated as the logical extension of transportation system management (TSM) efforts begun in the 1970's. "User services" from the current U.S. national ITS architecture will be compared to the menu of TSM "measures" developed over two decades before.

      Such linkage should encourage ITS researchers and practitioners to learn from techniques and approaches undertaken as TSM initiatives, and should facilitate the use of previous, even distant, TSM successes in today's advocacy of ITS. This latter aspect would help in dispelling the notion that ITS is too new and unproven to consider a mainstream transportation investment option (recognizing that some technologies and services are indeed still in a development stage).

      California's experience with TSM and transportation energy efficiency policies and programs will be highlighted, and ITS presented as the strategic opportunity for system management today.