ACCESS Magazine reports on research at the University of California Transportation Center and the University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness. The goal is to translate academic research into readable prose that is useful for policymakers and practitioners. Articles in ACCESS are intended to catapult academic research into debates about public policy, and convert knowledge into action. Authors of papers reporting on research here are solely responsible for their content. Much of the research appearing in ACCESS was sponsored by the US Department of Transportation and the California Department of Transportation, neither of which is liable for its content or use.
The University of California Transportation Center
The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) is a multi-campus organization headquartered on the UC Berkeley campus. UCTC carries out basic and applied research, published in journals and on the Center’s web site. The consortium focuses on three themes identified by USDOT in its strategic plan—environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, and livability—and, importantly, the connections between them. Advancing each of these objectives is important in and of itself; however, UCTC recognizes that the three are closely inter-twined and oftentimes co-dependent. UCTC thus gives particular attention to the synergies that can be created and cross purposes that are served when working in a coordinated fashion on all three fronts.
Between 1988 and 2014, UCTC facilitated research, education, and public service on the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Santa Barbara, and on the California State University campuses at Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and San Luis Obispo. UCTC published issues 1 through 44 of ACCESS Magazine from the Fall of 1992 through the Spring of 2014. They also will be publishing the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 issues.
The University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness
UCCONNECT is dedicated to the proposition that economic competitiveness comes by mobilizing society in general, and the workforce in particular; and by delivering goods and services in the most efficient ways possible. UCCONNECT fosters varied collaborative and multi-disciplinary activities aimed at finding new ways to enhance mobility by battling congestion and the attendant costs. These activities bring to the table the scholarship to be found in varied, top-ranked academic departments together with the breadth of knowledge and experience of practitioners in an effort to provide modern multi-modal solutions to enhance the economic competitiveness of the region. UCCONNECT is the University Transportation Center for Federal region 9, funded by the US Department of Transportation and the California Department of Transportation.