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A staff member of the California Center for Innovative Transportation (CCIT) describes how the organization, founded in 2003 on the University of California, Berkeley, campus, works with its main partner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to encourage development and adoption of new techniques and devices developed as part of the university's research mission. It creates partnerships along three lines. There is the push-pull partnership, wherein university research is pushed out to the private sector through licensing, enabling public agencies to adopt it. Project-based partnerships involve public agencies receiving help from various sources on specific projects, such as a recent implementation of a software system to display travel time messages on freeways. The third type is pure pull, in which universities help public agencies assess services or products. A recent test of using GPS-enabled cell phones as traffic probes is an example of the last type.


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  • Accession Number: 01091094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2008 11:39AM