California Air Resources Board

Barriers to Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Transportation

  • Principal Investigator Giovanni Circella, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
The key objective of this contract is to inform the California Air Resources Board on the quickly evolving transportation patterns resulting from the deployment and adoption of emerging transportation technologies, and the disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and identify opportunities for reduction of vehicle miles travelled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation.
Project Status
In Progress

Measuring, Analyzing, and Identifying Small-Area Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduction

  • Principal Investigator Susan Handy, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This project will complete a minimum of three case studies of local communities that have experienced substantial changes in the transportation system and/or land development patterns to assess the change in VMT that has resulted; the forces contributing to transportation and land use changes, including local and/or regional policy changes, will also be examined.
Project Status
In Progress

What California Gains from Reducing Car Dependence

  • Principal Investigator Susan Handy, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis

Reducing the need for driving makes it possible to reduce the amount of driving and the myriad negative impacts that come with it:  greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution, injur

Project Status
Complete