When: Friday May 2, 2014
Sponsors: Spain@MIT, GSC Funding Board
Last Friday May 2, 2014, the speaker of our Science Seminar was Mikel Murga, a lecturer and research associate at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, whose focus is on transportation policy and systems, public transport and city rehabilitation, traffic and land-use impacts, and information technology. His recent applied research activities include work for Tren Urbano in Puerto Rico, Chicago Transit Authority, Transport for London, Diputacion de Gipuzkoa in Spain, the City of Somerville, Mass. and Boston’s MBTA. Since 1989, he has been president of Leber Planificacion e Ingenieria, a firm focusing on transport planning and modeling, both at the macro and micro level, including public transportation demand estimates for subways, light-rail transit, bus networks, road infrastructure and toll revenue estimates. He has also worked on pedestrianization schemes, traffic calming, new public spaces and plazas, quality urban upgrades and parking studies. He talked about both his research and his experience during his professional career.
A light lunch was served during the seminar.
Picture of the speaker and the attendants during the event.