Archive Tag: Transportation

On March 19, 2018, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) will host its third research symposium focusing on the goal of achieving 100% renewable energy through cutting-edge and interdisciplinary science, technology, and policy research at UCLA. This includes electrified transportation for Los Angeles County by 2050. The Read more

Mitchell Spearrin was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for research on high-pressure combustion engines that offer a future of cleaner, more-efficient engines and lower transportation emissions.

Key research on high-pressure combustion for the development of cleaner, more efficient engines has found a home at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mitchell Spearrin, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, earned a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for research on the chemistry and physics of combustion Read more

Research has shown that in cities including Los Angeles, bus riders frequently spend 15 to 25 minutes or more each way waiting for a bus, which exposes them to pollution at intersections.
Christelle Snow/UCLA

With funding from the National Science Foundation and the California Air Resources Board, UCLA postdoctoral fellow Wonsik Choi from professor Suzanne Paulson’s lab (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences), demonstrated that moving bus stop sites 120 feet away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution to which bus riders are exposed by waiting for a bus.  Read more

The 2017 Energy and Air Quality report card examined 21 indicators in five categories to assess energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and air quality in Los Angeles County.

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge released the 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card on Energy and Air Quality for Los Angeles County on April 27, 2017. After analyzing roughly a decade’s worth of key energy and environmental data, UCLA researchers gave a C grade for energy and air quality within Los Angeles County in the latest environmental report card. Read more

Downtown Los Angeles’ tallest buildings rise above a blanket of smog in October 1973.
(Fitzgerald Whitney / Los Angeles Times)

As Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency debates whether or not to loosen federal regulations on auto emissions, the State of California is taking steps to escalate its own targets. On Friday, March 24, state regulators voted to increase pollution-reduction requirements for automakers selling cars in the state and expand the Read more