March 2013 Posts

Treasure Valley WTS celebrates progress and looks forward

March 11, 2013

The Treasure Valley Chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) held their Annual Awards Banquet on January 31, 2013 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Almost 90 people attended the event, which bestowed five awards to deserving individuals and firms. Winners were chosen based not only on their efforts to advance women in transportation, but also because of their commitment to the community.

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OSU Driving and Bicycling Simulator provides cutting-edge means to improve safety

March 05, 2013

When Oregon State University (OSU) broke ground on its Driving and Bicycling Simulator Facilities just over two years ago, David Hurwitz saw his passion for protecting motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists take a giant step forward. David, an assistant professor of transportation engineering at OSU’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering, was earning his PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst when he had the opportunity to help obtain the simulator lab’s equipment. With a research focus on transportation safety and minimizing roadway fatalities, David knew as he prepared to join OSU’s faculty that a lab simulating both motorist and cyclist behavior was going to be invaluable.

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