Archive Tag: Transportation

Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, was quoted in the L.A. Times article, “Auto executives got more than they bargained for in lobbying Trump to ease fuel standard.” As she shared, by suggesting a loosening of California standards, the automakers, “opened up a Pandora’s box when they asked for these fuel economy standards to be loosened around the edges.” Read more

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.
UCLA

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