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New York Takes Steps to Divide Bike Lanes from Streets

Dr. Nicholas Lownes is the head of CTLS, but he is also a researcher himself. One of his recent projects, CTLS 11-05, is currently aiming to provide a model by which city planners can understand the interactions between freight vehicles … Continue reading

Fisker’s $103,000 Electric Vehicle cost $660,000 to Make

Fisker Automotive, an electric car company, paid $660,000 to produce each Karma-brand car which sold for $103,000, according to Bloomberg.com. That is to say the company lost $557,000 on each automobile the U.S.-backed Finnish company produced. When the company halted … Continue reading

CDC: 47,000 Pedestrians Killed By Vehicles from 2001-2010

Between the years of 2001, and 2010, 47,000 pedestrians were killed by moving automobiles, according to a safety study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention today. The opening line of the document reads, “Motor vehicle traffic crashes … Continue reading

Bike Walk Connecticut Ride to Work Day — May 14th

On May 17th cyclists from around the state will celebrate national bike month with Bike Walk Connecticut for ‘bike to work day.’ Throughout the day, the Bike Walk advocacy group encourages residents to get out on their 12-speeds, and pedal … Continue reading

Montreal’s Largest Airport was Larger than Montreal

When it was first opened in 1975, Montreal’s Mirabel Airport was intended to become the lone ‘major hub’ of Canadian air travel. For a time, the Canadian government required that all European airlines make Montreal-Mirabel their only Canadian destination, ensuring … Continue reading

 

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Undergraduates Invited to Apply to 2016 TURF Program

The Center for Transportation and Livable Systems (CTLS) is pleased to announce the sixth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program and invites interested undergraduates to apply. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut is an intensive summer research … Continue reading


CTLS Invites Applicants for 2015 Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Program

CTLS is pleased to announce the fifth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is an intensive summer research experience designed for junior and senior undergraduate college students who … Continue reading


2014 Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) Seeks Applicants

CTLS is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF) program. The TURF program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is an intensive summer research experience designed for junior and senior undergraduate college students who … Continue reading


Highway Death Tolls Rise for First Time in Six Years

Crash fatalities on U.S. highways in 2012 rose 5.3% as compared to 2011. This number ended a six year run of consistent declines in crash fatalities. Approximately 34,000 people died on highways in 2012 – meaning that 1.1 people die … Continue reading


DOT Commits $600,000 to Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center

The state of Connecticut Department of Transportation has committed $600,000 dollars to the 6 month old Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC). CTSRC shares the Longley Building on UConn’s Depot Campus with CTLS. The CTSRC is a relatively new program … Continue reading


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