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Below you will find an archive of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation's quarterly Newsletters. Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.

NCST Newsletter Winter 2022 (Mar 2022)
Meet our latest dissertation awardee! New research findings & upcoming events! Winter 2022 Newsletter Congratulations to Fall 2021 NCST Dissertation Awardee, Vishnu Vijayakumar! UC Davis Ph.D. candidate, Vishnu Vijayakumar, was awarded an NCST Dissertation award in the Fall 2021 cycle. His dissertation work will help to address critical policy questions related to expanding renewable hydrogen infrastructure in California. Congratulations Vishnu! Learn more a

NCST Newsletter Fall 2021 (Dec 2021)
Check out our most recent climate blogs! New research projects & findings! Fall 2021 Newsletter Outstanding Student of the Year: Sarah Grajdura UC Davis Ph.D. candidate, Sarah Grajdura, was named the 2021 NCST Outstanding Student of the Year! Sarah's research focuses on wildfire evacuation modeling and social equity in natural disasters. Her research efforts include the development of the California Integrated Transportation Health Impact Model (ITHIM) for the Cali

NCST Newsletter Summer 2021 (Aug 2021)
Check out all of our students' achievements! New research projects & findings! Summer 2021 Newsletter Student Spotlight: Sonia Anthoine  Meet Sonia Anthoine, a recent UC Davis graduate in Civil Engineering with a minor in Sustainability in the Built Environment! She is passionate about the intersection of transportation and environmental engineering, especially concerning the implementation of equitable and sustainable transportation. She has contributed to se

NCST Newsletter Spring 2021 (May 2021)
Quiz! When will we reach cost parity between PEVs and conventional vehicles? Spring 2021 Newsletter Student Spotlight: Jai Malik Meet UC Davis PhD student Jai Malik! Born and raised in Delhi, Jai completed his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Delhi Technological University. Jai moved to Davis in 2017 to pursue graduate studies in transportation. His research has concentrated on changing mobility in the U.S. and other countries in response to emerg

NCST Newsletter Winter 2021 (Feb 2021)
Awards, Student Spotlight, Events, New Publications, and a Pop Quiz! Winter 2021 Newsletter Congratulations to recent  NCST award winners, Amy Lee and Dr. Jamey Volker! In December, Dr. Jamey Volker (UC Davis Postdoctoral Researcher) received the 2020 Charley V. Wootan Memorial PhD Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers in recognition of his dissertation, “Exploring the Changes Faces of Housing Development and Demand in California: Millen

NCST Newsletter Fall 2020 (Nov 2020)
Student Spotlight, Upcoming Events, Recorded Webinars, and New Publications! Fall 2020 Newsletter Welcome to our New Leadership Council Members! We are excited to welcome four new members to our Leadership Council: Jennifer Gress, Chief of the Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division at the California Air Resources Board; Joseph Lyou, President and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air; Kate Meis, Executive Director of the Local Government Commission, and Darw

NCST Newsletter Summer 2020 (Jul 2020)
Updates, Events, and New Publications from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Summer 2020 Newsletter Congratulations to NCST Dissertation & Fellowship Awardees! Congratulations to our UC Riverside and UC Davis dissertation grant and graduate fellowship recipients for the 2020-2021 cycle! Our recent awardees are contributing to research on electric vehicle charging infrastructure, pavement performance, highway traffic management, ridehailing, and disaster modeling! Click here

NCST Newsletter Spring 2020 (May 2020)
Updates, Events, and New Publications from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Spring 2020 Newsletter Letter from the Director Dear Colleagues, Our spring newsletter finds us in the midst of an unprecedented time. The COVID-19 pandemic has warranted a global response to stem the spread of the virus. Lockdowns, shelter-in-place orders, and social distancing have become the norm around the world, affecting almost every aspect of our daily lives. The transportation system has experie

NCST Newsletter Winter 2020 (Feb 2020)
Updates, Events, and New Publications from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Winter 2020 Newsletter NCST Researchers at the Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting The NCST had the opportunity to engage with national policymakers in Washington DC in January as part of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. The NCST organized a briefing on Capitol Hill to present recent freight  sustainability research to an audience of congressional staf

NCST Newsletter Fall 2019 (Dec 2019)
News, Events, and Reports from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Fall 2019 Newsletter We have a brand new website! We've launched a new and improved website for the National Center for Sustainable Transportation! With more filterable and searchable project pages, a library of our reports, papers, and briefs, and access to NCST-generated tools for sustainable planning, modeling, and more, the site serves as a robust resource for our stakeholders, as well as for researchers, studen

NCST Newsletter Summer 2019 (Sep 2019)
News, Events, and Reports from the NCST at ITS-Davis! End-of-Summer 2019 Newsletter Introducing Our New Policy Director We are excited to introduce a new full-time Policy Director for the National Center for Sustainable Transportation: Mike Sintetos   Mike comes to us from the Bureau of Land Management with 5+ years of experience in policy and legislation communication. Prior to BLM, Mike served in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in a devel

NCST Newsletter Spring 2019 (May 2019)
News, Events, and Reports from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Spring 2019 Newsletter NEW! Sustainable Transportation Concepts: A Mini-Lecture Series from the NCST The NCST is excited to announce a new series of recorded mini-lectures on sustainable transportation from our faculty and researchers! These short videos will be available for professors to use for free! in their courses as supplemental lectures. Check out our first mini-lecture from the NCST's Director, Dr. Susan Han

NCST Newsletter Winter 2019 (Jan 2019)
News, Events, and Reports from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Winter 2019 Newsletter Greetings from the Director As my colleague Dan Sperling likes to say, the transportation field has never been as exciting as it is right now. The upheaval caused by car-sharing companies, bike-sharing programs, and ride-hailing services over the last decade has spawned yet other services (e.g., scooters) that are rapidly expanding the range of options available for daily travel, p

Newsletter Spring 2018 (May 2018)
News, Events and Reports from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Spring 2018 Newsletter May is Bike Month! NCST professors and researchers ride with the UC Davis Chancellor at the 2018 Davis Leadership Ride. Cyclists tried out the new JUMP electric-assist bike share coming soon to the Sacramento area. Events Highlights Upcoming Events Integrating Automated Vehicles on City Streets: An Interactive Planning Workshop July 11, 2018 | San Fransisco, CA NCST res

Newsletter Winter 2018 (Feb 2018)
News, Events and Reports from the NCST at ITS-Davis! Winter 2018 Newsletter Farewell Laura! The NCST says a heartfelt farewell and giant thank you to our Policy Director, Laura Podolsky, as she moves on to her new position as representative of the four University of California Institutes of Transportation Studies. Laura joined the NCST in 2014 to connect the Center’s research to policy-makers and practitioners across the state and the nation. In this role she h

Newsletter Fall 2017 Final (Nov 2017)
Fall 2017 Newsletter Special Announcements Learn about the NCST's new research projects kicking off Fall 2017 Download the full list of projects here! New website! Visit the UC Davis Bicycle Research Collection to discover over four decades of UC Davis research on bicycling behavior, dynamics, infrastructure, planning tools, and policy. Meet the NCST Executive Committee Upcoming Events Planning Horizons: Adoption of Ride-hailing in California and Impacts on the Use

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