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Dr. Miguel Figliozzi, PSU, participated in the 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (AATT), held in Athens, Greece in May. Dr. Figliozzi presented a peer reviewed paper, “An Iterative Route Construction and Improvement Algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Soft and Hard Time Windows,” which was selected from over 600 entries for the conference Best Paper Award in the transportation planning category. The paper appears in the conference proceedings. Figliozzi also chaired session “INTER-4” during the conference. Congratulations to Dr. Figliozzi (pictured with conference chairs Matthew Karlaftis and Samer Madanat)!

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Faculty from all four OTREC partner campuses participated in the 2008 Northwest Transportation Conference at Oregon State University February 5-7. Under the theme of "Making the Most of What We Have: Innovations for the 21st Century," faculty served as session moderators and as roundtable members for a variety of topics. Portland State University attendees included Jennifer Dill, Peter Dusicka, Miguel Figliozzi, Hau Hagedorn, Chris Monsere, Tony Rufolo, Kristin Tufte and Brent Zenobia. University of Oregon faculty attending were Nico Larco, Marc Schlossberg and Yizhao Yang. Faculty from Oregon State University included Karen Dixon, Chris Higgins, Starr McMullen, Todd Scholz, Michael Scott and Lei Zhang. OTREC Associate Director Roger Lindgren from the Oregon Institute of Technology also attended. More information about the conference and program sessions: NWTC.

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OTREC and the PSU ITS Lab welcomed a visit by staff members from Congressman David Wu’s office on February 1. Staff members Ramona Perrault (Portland), Joan Whiting (DC), Randy Broz (DC) and Rachel Jagoda-Brunette (DC-Science Committee Staff) toured the ITS Lab and met with professors Robert Bertini, Chris Monsere, Miguel Figliozzi, and several students to discuss ongoing projects, progress and prospects for the future.

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