The NCST produces two-page Policy Briefs to help summarize and synthesize findings from its research and to highlight the policy and/or practice implications in an easy-to-understand, accessible style and format.
To better understand the dynamic between wildlife and vehicle traffic in Northern California, a study examined whether State Route 49 acts as a barrier to movements of two similar species with different tolerances to human activity. This policy brief summarizes findings from that study and discusses the policy implications.
To better understand the link between how new bicycle infrastructure influences the routes that bicyclists choose, researchers analyzed bicyclists’ route choice before and after a 45% increase in bike lanes and 178% increase in sharrows in the City of San Francisco.
The University of California, Davis and the California Energy Commission held a series of three Emerging Technologies Workshops to identify environmentally and economically promising alternative fuel and vehicle emerging technologies.
This policy brief summarizes findings from a study that developed six alternative fee structure scenarios, each capable of raising $200 million per year, to explore equity implications of a fee system in California.
This policy brief discusses the benefits of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which have generated considerable enthusiasm in the transportation community due to their potential for improving roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, and enhancing the mobility of people and goods.
This policy brief summarizes findings from a white paper that assembles the most prominent proposals to address aspects of securing or reforming state and federal transportation funding and reviews them in the context of sustainable transportation.
This policy brief summarizes findings from the research project on successful application of permeable pavement design and performance with special emphasis on stormwater management, water quality benefits, and identification of knowledge and data gaps.
This policy brief summarizes research that suggests that the combination of significantly improved vehicle efficiency coupled with very low-carbon fuels can help the trucking sector reach greenhouse gas targets.