Publications

The National Center for Sustainable Transportation primarily publishes research reports, white papers / research synthesis papers, and policy/research briefs. NCST funding also supports the production of journal articles, conference papers, books, dissertations, theses, presentations, posters, and more.

What California Gains from Reducing Car Dependence

Research Product Type
White Paper
While it is not realistic in the foreseeable future for most Californians to live without their cars, it is possible to decrease car dependence. Creating a less car-dependent world is not necessarily more costly to the public and can be achieved over time through changes in land use and transportation planning practices. Answers to many of the frequently asked questions about such efforts are provided.

Federal Road Charge Tax Administration Process

Research Product Type
Research Report
In this report, researchers investigate 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.

Adding Carbon to the Equation in Online Flight Search

Research Product Type
Research Report
This study explores the potential to promote lower-emissions air travel by providing consumers with information about the carbon emissions of alternative flight choices in the context of online flight search and booking.

Intelligent, Predictive Parking Assist for Trucks

Research Product Type
Research Brief
This research brief summarizes findings from the associated project, the objective of which was to generate parking assist algorithms that can help truck drivers better plan their trips.