Upcoming Events

January 16, 2019: Washington, DC Policy Briefing


  • Austin Brown, Executive Director, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
  • Greg Rodriguez, Of Counsel, Best Best & Krieger
  • Natasha Vidangos, Vice President for Research, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Scott Goldstein, Policy Director, Transportation for America
  • Moderator: Mollie D’Agostino, Policy Director, UC Davis 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program

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The 3 Revolutions in Transportation:

Governance Needs & Opportunities

Date And Time: Wed, January 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST (Free Lunch Provided with Registration)

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2253, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515

Automated, shared, and electric vehicles bring massive opportunities to improve safety, manage congestion, advance equity, and reduce pollution in transportation. But these new technologies will also challenge existing governance models. The future of transportation will require smart governance, which includes performance-based and flexible regulatory mechanisms. This briefing will explain why the advent of the "3 Revolutions" era requires reevaluation of roles for federal, state, and local authorities. It will also cover ways to enable innovation while respecting privacy, proprietary, and safety concerns. Experts will discuss research findings and perspectives on how to harness the 3 Revolutions for the benefit of all. This event is hosted by the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy and the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program.

March 18-19, 2019: 3 Revolutions Policy Conference

Bring your policy leadership and help explore how to steer shared, electric, and automated technologies to a better future.

Contact 3Rev@ucdavis.edu with any comments or questions about the event. Check back soon for information on how to register for this event.

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Third annual 3 Revolutions Policy Conference

As automation and new mobility business models rapidly advance into a policy environment not designed for them our window for action is narrowing. These advances could improve choices, expand accessibility, and reduce emissions – but only if we get the policies right. During this transitional time, governments need to provide long-term clarity to hasten the adoption of electrification and shared mobility strategies, and ensure automation meets public objectives.

Date And Time: March 18th & 19th, 2019 9:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. (with Evening Receptions, until 7:30)

Location: UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Ln, Davis, CA 95616

Key Conference Policy Questions

  • Are Equity, Transit and Pricing linked?
  • How Are New Mobility Business Models Evolving?
  • Governance of Automated Vehicles: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?
  • Labor Disruption or Labor Opportunity?
  • How will Policies Impact Travel Behavior in a Changing Travel Market?
  • How Can we Rapidly Electrify (and Decarbonize) Transportation?
  • Is there a Balance between Data and Privacy?


Previous Events

2018 3 Revolutions Conference Shared Automated Electric

$375 General Admission $200 Discounted (nonprofit, academic or government) Fees included daytime meals and evening receptions. Parking not included   On February 26-27, 2018 the 3 Revolutions Policy Conference hosted transportation experts and leaders to explore how we can steer shared, electric, and automated technologies and services to a better future. The conference aimed to […]

Workshop: Pooling and Pricing. June 30

Traffic congestion is incurring a huge cost on metropolitan regions. It is stifling economic growth and accessibility. Little or no expansion of road infrastructure capacity is expected. Transit accounts for less than 2% of passenger miles traveled. The goal of this workshop is to build political momentum for articulating a new path forward: First, we must […]

2016 3R Conference

Buehler Alumni Center UC Davis For the first time in many decades, the passenger transportation system is experiencing massive innovation. These innovations could lead toward dramatically different futures. One future could be more urban sprawl, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and unhealthy cities and individuals. The other future could bring huge public and private benefits, […]


SPUR Three Revolutions and the Future of Transportation

The development of autonomous, shared and electric vehicles has the potential to create huge public and private benefits. Poor implementation, however, could create a nightmare scenario. The fascinating new book Three Revolutions outlines how these technologies can create more livable cities by reducing greenhouse gases, offering more transportation choices and improving affordability and accessibility. Featuring a Lecture […]

Transportation Policy Forum 

The 3 Revolutions in Transportation: Sharing, Electrification and Automation Hosted by the UC Institutes of Transportation Studies at UC Center Sacramento Video: The 3 Revolutions in Transportation: Sharing, Electrification and Automation For the first time in a century, mobility is on the cusp of not just one transformation, but several: shared mobility services by Lyft, […]

Policy Workshop Pooling and Pricing June 30, 2017

Pooling and Pricing: Harnessing the 3 Revolutions to Solve Congestion, Climate Change, and Social Equity Hosted by the 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis  Workshop Premise: Policies that apply price rewards and/or penalties to make pooled travel more attractive than solo driving show promise in tackling our biggest transportation challenges, including worsening […]

League of CA Cities Annual Summit, Sacramento Convention Center Sep 15, 2017

Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future Presiding: Dan Sperling, Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis Speakers: Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Debs Schrimmer, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft; Darrell Steinberg, Mayor, Sacramento Driverless vehicles may bring exciting opportunities for increasing accessibility and improving travel efficiency, but an autonomous vehicle era also carries the possibility of worsening traffic congestion, increasing emissions, declining transit ridership, […]

Meeting of The Minds October 25th, 2017

What Cities Need to Do To Prepare for Disruption Session in Meeting of The Minds,  Cleveland Ohio Technology regarding electrification, autonomous vehicles used through shared mobility is quickly approaching, so how do invest in infrastructure now which will be equipped to handle a different kind of transportation situation in the future?  Audi’s Director of Government Affairs, Brad […]

Expert Meeting November 15-19, 2017

La CoMotion-Heart of the Mobility Revolution Expert Meeting hosted by partner Institutes of Transportation Studies at UC Davis and UCLA   With Los Angeles being a world renowned city notorious for congestion issues, it is the ideal place to discuss and work out solutions regarding transportation which must  be equitable and sustainable. Austin Brown, Executive […]

Presentation to Caltrans, November 28, 2017

Adoption of Ride-hailing in California and the Impact on the Use of Other Travel Modes Presentation to Caltrans, Sacramento, CA   Presentation Description: Ridehailing services such as Uber and Lyft are quickly changing transportation with growing impacts on travel demand, vehicles miles traveled and the use of other modes. ITS-Davis Professor, Dr. Giovanni Circella will present results […]

Capitol Hill Research Briefing Driverless, Shared, Electric: The Three Transportation Revolutions January 8, 2018

January 8, 2018  Briefing, Washington, DC Briefing Description: The three revolutions in transportation – vehicle sharing, electrification and automation – stand to improve access, equity and public health in our cities. However, these disruptive revolutions could also lead to unintended consequences, including more traffic, worsening air quality and an imbalance between who benefits and who is burdened. Federal, […]

NOLA Charrette, Automated Vehicles: Effects on Urban Development

APA Conference, Orleans, LA “Charrette: Automated Vehicles: Effects on Urban Development” located at the American planning Association’s National Conference, New Orleans April 21, 2018 Event description: This deep-dive charrette will highlight presentations from experts and in-depth conversations about how automated vehicles impact land use, physical city design, urban densification or sprawl, and local vitality and […]