Leadership and Management Team

  • Giovanni Circella, Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, ITS-Davis
  • Mollie Cohen D’Agostino, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, ITS-Davis
  • Austin Brown, Executive Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, UC Davis
  • Daniel Sperling, Founding Director, ITS-Davis; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor, Environmental Science and Policy; Co-Director, STEPS Program, ITS-Davis

   Research Team

  • Lew Fulton, Co-Director, Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) Program, ITS-Davis
  • Susan Handy, Professor, Environmental Science & Policy; Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, ITS-Davis
  • Michael Zhang, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
  • Miguel Jaller, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
  • YueYue Fan, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
  • Deb Niemeier, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor, School of Education, UC Davis
  • Lisa Aultman-Hall, Professor, School of Engineering and Transportation Research Center, University of Vermont; Associate Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, ITS-Davis
  • Caroline Rodier, Associate Director, Urban Land Use and Transportation (ULTRANS) Center, ITS-Davis
  • Gil Tal, Director of Research, Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Center, ITS-Davis
  • Susie Pike, Postdoctoral Researcher, ITS-Davis
  • Alan Jenn, Postdoctoral Researcher, ITS-Davis
  • Scott Hardman, Postdoctoral Researcher, PH&EV Center, ITS-Davis

The rapid adoption of shared mobility services and electric vehicles, coupled with the prospect of driverless vehicles, has the potential to radically transform how people and goods move in advanced and emerging economies. Three revolutions in transportation — shared mobility, electrification and autonomous vehicles — will fundamentally change transportation around the world. Rigorous research and impartial policy analysis are urgently needed to understand the impacts of these transportation revolutions, and to guide industry investments and government decision-making.

The newly-established 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program includes a two-part strategy to build strong capabilities in rigorous research and policy outreach and engagement. These two complimentary efforts will address key challenges facing government and industry decision makers, including vehicle use, traffic congestion, air pollution, energy use, and the equity gap between mobility haves and have-nots.

Foundational Research for Public and Private Decisions

Central to the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program is the establishment of a Future Mobility Lab, where faculty, research leaders and students work with government agencies, industry, technology and service companies, and other parties, to consider future-mobility-related challenges and inform best pathways forward.

The 3 Revolutions Future Mobility research will investigate:

  • Impacts of shared mobility, electrification and vehicle automation on vehicle ownership and travel behavior;
  • Implications of new innovations, practices and policies on the willingness to share rides and/or give up car ownership;
  • Potential impacts of new technologies on vehicle miles traveled (VMT), GHG and criteria pollutant emissions;
  • Differences in embracing new travel and vehicle ownership behaviors across socio-economic and demographic groups;
  • Relationships between autonomous vehicles and residential location, urban form, and the evolution of cities;
  • Impacts of the adoption of e-commerce and reorganization of goods distribution.

Policy Outreach, Engagement and Education

The second component of the program is the 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative of ITS-Davis. This arm will support policy design and evaluation, and engagement initiatives for local, regional, state and federal agencies, NGOs and industry partners. The following at the strategic objectives and core activities of the 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative: 

  • Leveraging the role of ITS-Davis as a respected academic institution and convener, as well as the Institute’s close proximity to Sacramento/Bay Area, 3Revs is uniquely qualified to bring local, state, regional, national and international stakeholders to the table to identify opportunities for leadership from California, other U.S states and international partners.
  • Materials to educate stakeholders will focus primarily on providing the type of guidance and resource that match the needs of convened stakeholders. These materials will both research findings and voices of convened stakeholders, including policy briefs and white papers that will assist the network in better understanding the impacts of technological innovations, quantifying tradeoffs and identifying best practices.
  • Public outreach and media coverage is fundamental to the success of the program and ensures that the research materials will not sit on a shelf. Outreach efforts will include robust communications and strategic partnerships with existing outreach organizations to disseminate materials to a wider audience. We will maintain the 3Rev.UCDavis.edu platform as a go-to resource for stakeholders and will build a presence through Op-eds, blogs, and contributions on social media.