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Effective Decision Making and Management of Transportation Systems is based on well prepared decision makers and managers, who should possess knowledge and experiences related to the technologies that are the subject of their decision making. Greater Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are amongst the most congested and polluted in the country. Fortunately, newer less polluting technologies are being developed and implemented. Among them are hybrid and fuel cell vehicles meeting SULEV and zero emission standards. These technologies exist in a multitude of choices and possibilities which require high level of technical expertise in making effective transportation management decisions. For example, LA Metro has recently acquired six hybrid buses for fleet testing. The agency also hired an engineer with appropriate experience in heavy-duty hybrid systems to aid in the service and evaluation process. A decision will be made upon completing the test period whether to extend the hybrid bus program in Los Angeles. With the advent of new electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, the growing need for engineers and technology managers with related knowledge is anticipated.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Cavello, Casey

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State University, Los Angeles

      5151 State University Drive
      Los Angeles, California  United States  90032
    • Principal Investigators:

      Blekhman, David

    • Start Date: 20090701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26707

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461333
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: GT-10120, 2009-SGP-1042
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:44PM