Every now and then news comes along that gets people stoked. Such is the case for me with news of the establishment of the Transportation Institute at California State University, Fresno, more commonly known as Fresno State.
In fact, the university circulated a press release Sept. 12, 2017 to this effect. Its title: “Fresno State announces opening of new transportation institute.”
Now why is this news important?
A few reasons: Area air quality, driving and traffic, and safety, primarily.
The university in the release provides perspective:
“The institute will address four measures consistent with the Region Transportation Plan and Sustainable Community Strategy.
“Education: The institute will support the development and offering of undergraduate, graduate, certificate and other professional development programs, workshops and conferences in areas of advanced multimodal and transit systems and other related fields such as city and regional transportation planning,…