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ITS Library Closed For Spring Break


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Spring has sprung and it is time to celebrate! The ITS Library will be closed March 27th-April 3rd. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, April 4th. Have a great week!

Library Closed for Winter Break


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Winter has arrived and school is out! The library will be closed starting this week and will reopen with our normal hours on January 17th. See you next year!

New LibGuide: Transportation Data!


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Have you ever felt overwhelmed looking for transportation data? This new Transportation Data LibGuide should make things a little easier getting started. It provides links to data sources from a number of modes to help you with your research. 

Closed July 1-July 4


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The ITS Library will be closed Friday July 1 for maintenance and Monday July 4 for the holiday. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, July 5. 

This weekend, if you are going to a fireworks display, stay safe and sane while you sit in traffic leaving the event. There has been some research in how smart parking can help these kinds of events and how mobile networks can be leveraged to detect congestion more accurately. Crowd-sourced probe data can also be used to monitor the situation. And in areas where it's available bike share data can sense the pulse of activity, like Washington D.C. and the fireworks display at the Capitol Mall. 

ITS Library closed June 13-17


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Summer is upon us so the library will be closed next week, June 13-17, for a quick vacation. We will resume with normal library hours on June 20th. See you then!

Library Closed March 23-27


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We're closed this week, March 23 through March 27, for Spring Break. It's also National Work Zone Safety Week, so expect the unexpected. We'll see you on Monday, March 30. 

Accessing TRB Annual Meeting Papers

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Last week many of you attended the TRB 94th Annual Meeting in DC. All meeting registrants have complimentary access to all of the Annual Meeting Papers online. You can access the Compendium of papers online.

When logging in, use email address you registered for the meeting under. Your initial password will be your 6-digit registration confirmation code. Once you log in, you can then change your password. You will have access to the papers from 2015 and back to 2011. Presentations from this year will be available online after March. 

If you did not attend the Annual Meeting and want to access the papers we have them available at the library. Just ask for them at the circulation desk, or email us directly. 

Let's play Cards Against Urbanity!

After a successful Kickstarter campaign,  the folks at Greater Placers have launched Cards Against Urbanity. It's basically Cards Against Humanity for urbanists (and somewhat more SFW). We have a deck in the library, so come on over before the semester gets too busy and play a game. 

Traveling this Winter? We are. Library closed 12/23-1/19.

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Now that the Fall Semester is over, lots of students are packing up and flying home for the break. We here at the ITS Library will also be leaving town, and the library will be closed from December 22, 2014 through January 19, 2015. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:00PM. (Will we see you at TRB?)

If you are one of the 5.4 million travelers who are flying this week, it's a good idea to rfresh your memory with current TSA guidelines and recommnedations. There will be some changes ahead for the TSA after this Holiday crunch as Transportation Secuirty Administrator John Pistole steps down at the end of December after 4 1/2 years in charge.  Pistole leave a legacy safe skies and socken feet. A recent GAO report recommends that the TSA should take additional steps to determine its program effectiveness. Will 2015 be a year of change in airport security? Stay tuned. 

#TranspoTuesday happening in the library

 

Tuesday morning join us for #TranspoTuesday in the library! Share your favourite recent transportation news stories, like a bus stop that could charge electric buses in 3 minutes! There will also be coffee and snacks. See you there. 

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