Giovanni Circella presents Travel Behaviors and Vehicle Ownership in the Era of the “3 Revolutions” in Transportation

March 22, 2019

The three transportation "revolutions" – shared mobility, electrification and vehicle automation – are likely to radically transform transportation (and society, more in general). The adoption and frequency of use of (on demand) shared mobility services, including ridehailing (e.g. Uber and Lyft), carsharing, bikesharing and e-scooter sharing are already causing rapid changes in travel patterns and the use of other travel modes, in particular among younger travelers and urban residents.

Does California Need A ‘Green New Deal’ Of Its Own?

March 15, 2019

The world has just 12 years to limit global warming to moderate levels, according to a recent United Nations report. In response, Democrats  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey laid out a grand plan for the nation to address climate change: the Green New Deal.

The state's goal of 5 million electric vehicles on roads by 2030 is a good example, according Austin Brown with the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy.

The Three Revolutions: Our Best Hope for a Sustainable Transportation Future?

February 27, 2019

Road congestion in the US cost US$305bn last year, mostly in lost time; the average Los Angeles driver spends a whopping 102 hours per year in traffic, for example. Increased driving and energy use has resulted in transportation edging out electricity as the top producer of US greenhouse-gas emissions. And while cars have grown far safer over the years, car crashes kill close to 40,000 people per year in the US and injure many more.

White House Ends California Talks On Mileage Standards

February 21, 2019

The Trump administration broke off vehicle mileage standards talks with California on Thursday, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.

Under the administration proposal, the standards would be frozen after slightly tougher 2020 levels go into effect, eliminating 10 miles per gallon of improvement to a fleet average of 36 miles per gallon in 2025.