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

Event Date

Washington, DC


Dan Sperling – Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor, Environmental Science and Policy; Co-Director, STEPS Program, ITS-Davis
Giovanni Circella – Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, ITS-Davis
Austin Brown – Executive Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, UC Davis
Amitai Bin-Nun – Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE)
Robin Chase – Co-founder of Zipcar, Veniam, Open Transport Partnership

Event Overview

The 3 Revolutions in transportation – vehicle sharing, electrification and automation – stand to improve access, equity, and public health in their cities. However, these disruptive revolutions may also lead to unintended consequences, including more traffic, worsening air quality, and an imbalance between who benefits and who is burdened. Federal, state, and local governments are all moving quickly to address these important issues.

This timely briefing presented research insights from leading experts on key topics in transportation, and identified strategies for realizing the potential of the Three Revolutions while minimizing adverse impacts. The briefing emphasized the importance of getting flexible policy frameworks in place now and explained how collaborations across institutions can help prepare communities to stand prepared for revolutionary changes to the transportation system.

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