Transfers Magazine is the biannual research publication of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR), a federally-funded network of eight partner campuses in Arizona, California, and Hawaii. The magazine publishes digital issues in the spring and fall, featuring condensed, accessible versions of peer-reviewed research articles previously released in academic journals. Articles cover a wide range of transportation topics and are written by faculty, staff, and students from the PSR campuses and around the region. Transfers also features a year-round blog, The Circulator, covering campus stories, research updates, student projects, news, events, opinion, and much more. UCLA Professors Donald Shoup (the former editor of ACCESS Magazine) and Martin Wachs serve as senior editors for Transfers, and the magazine is staffed by an editorial team at UCLA and guided by an editorial board of the directors of the PSR research centers.

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Senior Editors

Donald Shoup
Donald Shoup is a distinguished research professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He is the author of “The High Cost of Free Parking,” the nation’s leading scholar on parking policy, and has been named one of the world’s most influential urbanists. Professor Shoup is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, an honorary professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Center, and in 2015 received the National Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer, the American Planning Association’s highest honor.

Martin Wachs
Martin Wachs is a distinguished professor emeritus of urban planning at UCLA Luskin. He spent 25 years a professor of urban planning at UCLA and served as a professor of both engineering and planning at UC Berkeley. Professor Wachs retired as the senior principal researcher and director of transportation, space, and technology at the RAND Corporation, and is the author of more than 160 articles and four books. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, among many other honors.


Michael Manville – Editor-in-Chief
Michael is an associate professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. His research and teaching focus on the relationships between transportation and land use, and on local public finance. He has published articles about his research in journals of planning, economics, urban studies, and sociology. He has an MA and PhD in urban planning, both from UCLA Luskin.

Claudia Bustamante – Managing Editor
Claudia is the communications manager for the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, where she leads strategy, branding and production. In previous roles, she’s managed communications and development efforts for a community mental health agency, a military-affiliated clinic, and multiple university research centers. Claudia has a master’s degree in journalism from USC and a bachelor’s from UCLA.

Lena Rogow – Assistant Editor
Lena is a master’s student in urban and regional planning at UCLA Luskin with a concentration in transportation policy and planning. She is also the communications fellow at UCLA ITS. She previously worked in public relations at Nutanix, an enterprise IT company in Silicon Valley, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies from Columbia University.

Alyssa Zhu – Design Assistant
Alyssa is a junior at UCLA studying design media arts.

Angela Wu – Web Assistant
Angela is a recent graduate of UCLA, where she studied computer science. She works as a web assistant for UCLA ITS.

Editorial Board

Genevieve Giuliano
Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy
Director, METRANS Transportation Center and PSR University Transportation Center

Susan Handy
Professor, UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation

Karl Kim
Professor, University of Hawaii Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Executive Director, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

Tom O’Brien
Executive Director, CSU Long Beach Center for International Trade and Transportation

Stephen Ritchie
Professor, UC Irvine Samueli School of Engineering
Director, UC Irvine Institute of Transportation Studies

Craig Roberts
Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
Director, AZTrans