Policy Institute Comments on California Automated Vehicle Pilot

The UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy submitted comment to the State of California with support from the 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative. The comments were submitted to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) regarding several key topics: 

The Future of California's Super Commuters

"There’s simply not enough housing to live in the Bay Area, and even housing units are very expensive," Circella said. "So, a lot of lower-income workers cannot afford to live in San Francisco and they need to commute long distances."  Circella said their research shows that in the next 20 to 30 years, traffic is expected to become much worse. The amount of people commuting is expected to increase due to the Bay Area's strong economy and innovation providing more jobs.

Uber Linked to a Reduction in Serious Road Traffic Injuries in the UK

The study, a collaboration between researchers at Oxford, Bocconi University, and the University of California-Davis, exploited differences in the timing of the deployment of Uber across Britain to test the association between the advent of Uber’s services and rate of fatal and non-fatal accidents in those areas.

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Dr. Circella Elected Member of the Board of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research.

The International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) is an international organization of scholars, researchers, practitioners, consultants, and public agency professionals dedicated to the advancement of travel behaviour research.  The organization aims to serve as a forum that brings together professionals from a wide range of disciplines interested in the study of the factors that influence activity and travel choices of people and businesses, the formulation of new computational and analytical modeling methods and approaches for forecasting activity-travel demand, and the