vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

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

Big Structural Change: A Mixed-Methods Investigation into the Policy and Politics of Land Use and Transportation Infrastructure in California

  • Principal Investigator Amy Lee
  • University of California, Davis
This research investigates these two crucial components of climate mitigation that have proven to be politically obstinate. Three studies will focus on the context in which land use and transportation policies are created – the "who, what, and why" of political influence – in order to better understand the barriers to and opportunities for policy change.
Project Status
In Progress