UCLA experts: Transportation and transit

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As home to the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA has experts on public transportation, alternative transportation, traffic, urban mobility, ridesharing services like Uber, how transportation affects public health and parking. Click an expert’s name for a more detailed biography and contact information.

 

Brian Taylor

Taylor is a professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies. Taylor is an expert on transportation policy and his work explores how transportation systems are paid for and how public transportation systems serve people in lower-income neighborhoods, people with disabilities and the elderly.​

Donald Shoup

Shoup is a distinguished professor emeritus of urban planning and among the nation’s leading authorities on the link between transportation and land use, particularly public parking. His book, “The High Cost of Free Parking,” explains how better parking policies can improve cities, the economy and the environment.

Evelyn Blumenberg

Blumebnerg is a professor of urban planning and an expert on transportation and economic development, specifically how the physical layouts of urban areas affect economic equality. Blumenberg also studies the effects gas prices on travel behavior, and the relationship between residential location, automobile ownership and employment.

Martin Wachs

Wachs is a distinguished professor emeritus of urban planning and an expert on transportation policy and planning, how transportation systems are financed, and the environmental impacts of transportation systems.

Juan Matute

Matute is associate director of both the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. Matute is an expert on how technological innovations like driverless cars, electric vehicles and GPS mobile apps like Waze and Google Maps affect transportation accessibility, and also how transportation planning affects the environment, especially in Los Angeles.

Colleen Callahan

Callahan is deputy director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and an expert on environmental health and transportation policy.

Madeline Brozen

Brozen is assistant director of both the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. Brozen is an expert on alternative transportation, bicycle safety and pedestrian safety.

Saba Waheed

Waheed is research director at the UCLA Labor Center and an expert on low-wage service industries such as taxis, as well as sharing economy businesses like Uber and Lyft.

 

Public health

Dr. Richard Jackson

Jackson, professor of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is a pediatrician and an expert on how the built environment and design of cities and neighborhoods affects public health, in particular how car-biased urban planning contributes to obesity and stress.

Michael Jerrett

Jerrett is a professor of environmental health sciences and an expert on how the built environment affects public health from exposure to pollution to how the land use that encourage car commuting influences physical activity and obesity across different socioeconomic classes.

 

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