Ryan is an alumnus of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He was previously the assistant editor of Transfers and the communications fellow at the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies.

Generational dilemma: Buy avocados or finance a car?

By Ryan Yowell | May 6, 2019

The decision to own or lease a car when money is tight is a big one — and we should think of it as such.

Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable: TRB 2019 recap

By Ryan Yowell | January 25, 2019

Many of us on the Transfers team started 2019 at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, the Super Bowl of transportation research. Here are a few highlights.

New technologies require new norms

By Ryan Yowell | December 5, 2018

Providing safe infrastructure for dockless scooters and bikes will will only go so far in addressing community concerns: we need to establish new norms.

LA shows off its new bike infrastructure

By Ryan Yowell | October 9, 2018

The recent NACTO Designing Cities conference was chance for LA to highlight some much-needed downtown street safety improvements. Take a GIF tour with us.

How do people perceive transit in LA?

By Katelyn Stangl, Ryan Yowell | June 25, 2018

To solve the problem of declining transit ridership in Los Angeles, we must first understand why so many people feel like driving is a superior option. So we asked — and got some telling reactions.

Q&A: #MeToo and making transit safer for women

By Ryan Yowell | June 6, 2018

USC graduate student Quinn Graham Wallace wrote an award-winning paper about how transit agencies can get with the times and take steps to reduce sexual harassment.

Are millennials killing traditional transportation?

By Ryan Yowell | May 8, 2018

Millennials are constantly told that we’re a ruthless generation, out to kill the tried and true staples of American life. And when it comes to transportation, we’re apparently just as merciless.