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Metro21 Director Named to DOT Advisory Committee
Metro21 Director and Safety21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar has been named to the U.S. Department of Transportation Advisory Committee for Transportation Innovation.
Metro21 Executive Director Named to ITS America Committee
Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman has been named Co-Chair to the AI & Digital Transformation Working Group for ITS America.
Intersection of Energy and Transportation Panel
Join Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman on January 30 as she moderates the panel, "Intersection of Energy and Transportation."
Metro21 Executive Director Moderates Driving the Economic Engine of the Region Panel
On Thursday, November 3, 2022, Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman moderated a panel at the Traffic21/Mobility21 University Transportation Center Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium held at Carnegie Mellon University.
Metro21 Faculty Featured at PA AV Summit
On October 25-26, 2022, Metro21 faculty members and Mobility21 University Transportation Center researchers presented at the Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit in Pittsburgh, PA.
Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference Features Sean Qian
Professor Sean Qian joined panelists at the Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference in Washington, DC September 26-29, 2022 to discuss "Safe Reliable Daily Travel Using Emerging Technology."
PennDOT Announces State-of-the-Art PennSTART Facility
Carnegie Mellon has joined state and regional transportation officials in starting a new testbed for autonomous vehicles.
City of Pittsburgh Launches Guaranteed Basic Mobility Research Pilot Program
The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is excited to launch a first-of-its-kind Guaranteed Basic Mobility (GBM) pilot program. The objective of the GBM pilot is to help alleviate the strain of transportation costs and potentially increase access to employment options, with the ultimate goal of improving the financial quality of life for the participants.
Transportation Camp 2022
On November 12, 2022, join Transportation Camp 2022 for a casual un-conference for all things transportation!
Metro21 Director Presents at Summer Engineering Experience
Metro21 Director Raj Rajkumar presented to this year's Summer Engineering Experience students on 'Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.'
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce First Friday
On Friday, May 13, 2022, Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman attended the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce First Friday Speaker Series, "Autonomous Mobile Systems in Southwestern Pennsylvania."
RAMP Project Surveys to Begin
Waynesburg University has announced that they will be conducting surveys focused on transportation throughout Greene County during spring and summer 2022 as part Carnegie Mellon University's Rural County Mobility Platform (RAMP) project.
Pittsburgh Begins to Move on Smart City Plan
Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman and Traffic21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell spoke with Morning Brew about Pittsburgh's role as a smart city, Surtrac, and how to move forward.
Metro21 Director Joins Insight LiDAR's Technical Advisory Board
Metro21 Director Raj Rajkumar has joined Insight LiDAR's Technical Advisory Board.
SAFE Welcomes Allanté Whitmore as Director of Autonomous Vehicle Initiative
SAFE has announced that Allanté Whitmore will be Director of their Autonomous Vehicle Initiative, leading efforts to advocate for well-thought out and safe policy solutions to advance critical AV technology.
CMU Welcomes Senator Langerholc
On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Carnegie Mellon University welcomed Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. to Mill 19 to unveil SB 965.
Metro21 Executive Director Discusses Pittsburgh Mobility Platform
Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman recently spoke with GCN about the newly launched program, Move PGH, and the infrastructure required to make it successful.
Why driverless cars will never roam Roman roads
Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman joined industry leaders to discuss autonomous vehicles, V2X, and everything in between in the recent IHS Markit Podcast, "Why driverless cars will never roam Roman roads."
Pittsburgh Mobility Collective Launches Move PGH
Metro21, alongside Traffic21 and members of the Pittsburgh Mobility Collective, unveiled Move PGH on Friday, July 9, 2021. The Pittsburgh Mobility Collective is a new initiative but it is rooted in a longstanding commitment by city leaders to make Pittsburgh a great place to live, work, and visit.
NCATA Considering Flex-Route Mobility Services
Metro21, alongside Southwestern PA Commission, PA Department of Transportation and the New Castle Area Transit Authority (NCATA) are working to integrate a new way to receive and ride transportation in Lawrence County, on-demand flex-route mobility services.
Qualcomm Innovation Fellows Work on Smart Cities Project
Qualcomm has selected two Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute students to join their Innovation Fellows program for 2021.
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