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Wei-Bin Zhang
Mr. Wei-Bin Zhang
ITS UC Berkeley

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Mr. Wei-Bin Zhang presented "Integrated Multimodal Mobility"

Mr. Zhang is a Research Engineer at the California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies of University of California at Berkeley (UCB). Mr. Zhang received his Bachelor and Master degrees in railway control systems from Northern Jiaotong University in China. Between 1980 and 1986, Mr. Zhang was a faculty member at Northern Jiaotong University, lecturing railway signaling and yard control systems. He was involved in earlier development of railway computer control systems sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of railways.

In 1987, Mr. Zhang joined Institute of Transportation Studies and participated in the early founding of the California PATH Program. For the past 22 years, Mr. Zhang has been leading and conducting research in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Between 1987 and 1994, his primary research is in the area of Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Systems (AVCSS) technologies, among which he developed magnetic guidance system that was later adopted for various applications worldwide.

Topic Description: "Integrated Multimodal Mobility"

Our transportation research has many objectives, but they all are focused on helping us establish a better overall transportation system. California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) helps us in this endeavor by identifying and developing affordable mobility options, effective congestion management techniques, and reliable transportation service systems. These objectives, while challenging to meet, are not mutually exclusive and frequently overlap. PATH is focused on facilitating our continuing improvement of transit services through out-of-the-box thinking, innovative research using advanced technology implementations and user friendly solutions. It does a broad range of research supporting Caltrans, US DOT, FHWA and FTA objectives, including those authorized by Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users of 2005 (SAFETEA-LU).

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