For Immediate Release
November 3, 2009

Caliper Announces TRB Pyke Johnson Award to UC Irvine Researchers Using TransCAD and TransModeler

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - Caliper is pleased to announce that a team of transportation researchers at UC Irvine using TransCAD and TransModeler, Caliper's state-of-the-art traffic simulation software, has won the prestigious Pyke Johnson Outstanding Paper Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB). This award is given annually for the best paper presented at the TRB Annual Meeting in the area of planning and environment, and subsequently published in the TRB Transportation Research Record. The paper, "Environmental Impacts of a Major Freight Corridor: A Study of I-710 in California," was co-authored by Gunwoo Lee, Soyoung You, Stephen Ritchie, Jean-Daniel Saphores, Mana Sangkapichai and R. Jayakrishnan and reports results from an innovative multidisciplinary research project concerned with modeling the air quality impacts of freight operations in the Alameda Corridor between the San Pedro Bay Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to near downtown Los Angeles.

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