In late March and April, Institutes of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley, Davis, Irvine and Los Angeles will be presenting a series of policy forums at the UC Center Sacramento.This series presents the latest thinking and scientific insights on a range of transportation challenges facing our state and nation. More information about the events is listed below. For those of you who are in the Sacramento area, even occasionally, we hope to see you there!
Taxes, Infrastructure, Energy, and Emissions: The Road to Financial and Environmental Sustainability in California's Freight System
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30pm UC Center Sacramento - 1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA. Cost is Free and lunch will be provided.
California has prioritized the development of sustainable freight operations to improve efficiency and transition to zero-emissions technologies. This shift will have broad implications ranging from how infrastructure is financed to the tradeoffs between greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, and energy use. UC ITS researchers will explore these issues using results from ongoing studies that address questions of both financial and environmental sustainability in California's freight system.
Stephen Ritchie – Professor and Director of the Institute of
Transportation Studies, UC Irvine
Kevin Roth – Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Irvine
Kanok Boriboonsomsin – Associate Research Engineer College of Engineering, UC Riverside
Big Data, Smart Cities: How the Confluence of the IoT, Networks, and Big Data Can Change Everything
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30pm UC Center Sacramento - 1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA. Cost is Free and lunch will be provided.
Transportation has grown into a complex “system of systems” facing aging infrastructure, increasing operating costs, fading control over private data, a growing array of entrepreneurial services, and a host of interlinked socio-economic issues of concern. Growth in cities today fundamentally contradicts sustainability, but at the same time, modern technology has brought to life unprecedented opportunities to make transportation more efficient, resilient, and adaptive. UC ITS researchers will present the possibilities and demonstrate connected mobility modeling for real-time multimodal traffic management as an example.
Alexandre Bayen - Professor and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Alexey Pozdnukhov – Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Jane Macfarlane – Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
What's Behind the Decline? Understanding Public Transit Trends in California
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30pm UC Center Sacramento - 1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA. Cost is Free and lunch will be provided.
Public transit ridership is on the decline. This is a significant concern to transit and elected officials, particularly given the substantial financial commitment regions are making in new transit investments. This forum will highlight presentations from UC ITS researchers who will explore how data about travel behavior and public transit supply can shed light on this concerning trend in public transit ridership. Their presentations will cover research findings about current transit riders, potential transit riders, and the travel behavior of carless households inCalifornia.
Brian Taylor - Professor and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA
Mike Manville – Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA
Jean-Daniel Saphores – Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine
The 3 Revolutions in Transportation: Sharing, Electrification and Automation
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30pm UC Center Sacramento - 1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA. Cost is Free and lunch will be provided.
For the first time in a century, mobility is on the cusp of not just one transformation, but several: shared mobility services by Lyft, Uber, bikesharing, and others; vehicle automation; and electric vehicles. This forum will feature the latest analysis and science related to the convergence of these three transportation revolutions and what it means for mobility, sustainable communities, the economy, and environment. The forum will feature presentations from leading UC ITS researchers, and commentary from private and public sector thought leaders.
Dan Sperling - Professor and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Susie Pike - Postdoctoral Researcher Researcher, Future Mobility Initiative, UC Davis
Joan Walker - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley