This conference will address questions around how policy makers, the private sector, and others can work together to support transportation innovations in ways that promote sustainability and benefit all users of the transportation system particularly in terms of public health, equity, and accessibility. Transportation technologies and new approaches to mobility are advancing so rapidly that it can be difficult for policy makers to frame incentives, regulations, and market signals to promote all three pillars of sustainability: equity, the environment, and the economy.
Empirical research shows that expanded roadway capacity attracts more vehicles. However, environmental impact assesments of roadway expansion projects often ignore, underestimate, or mis-estimate this induced travel effect and overestimate potential congestion relief benefits.
The National Center for Sustainable Transportation wass proud to sponsor the 2021 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research! The event was held virtually August 9-11, 2021, hosted by Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, USA.
This webcast investigates the institutional structure of the current gasoline tax at the federal level including historical changes, how the tax is collected, and how it is allocated and disbursed to fund infrastructure projects. It also examines design choices for road pricing programs.
This research seminar will cover Giovanni Circella's study that examined the existing literature on the expected impacts of CAV deployment on travel demand, gathered feedback through a workshop with leading experts in the field, and explored several California scenarios of light-duty CAV vehicle technology adoption, usage preferences, and policies in 2050 to estimate the associated VMT and resulting criteria pollutant and GHG emissions.
This webinar will outline a framework for considering the monetary and non-monetary costs of future travel choices and, using preliminary values for these costs, estimate which travel choices might be most attractive in the future.