Sustainable Transportation

Transportation systems provide essential services for individuals, business, and every sector of the economy. However, transportation is a major expense, presents safety concerns, requires enormous amounts of land, and is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. UC Davis is a world leader in sustainable transportation research, with decades of research on topics such as cleaner fuels, efficient and electric vehicles, vehicle automation, land use, and active transportation such as walking and biking. The Policy Institute leverages this expertise to support decision making on key transportation topics such as vehicle standards and mandates, fuel standards, urban planning, and preparing for the coming “3 Revolutions” of shared, automated, and electric transport.

UC Davis collaborators: Institute of Transportation Studies, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Transportation Technology and Policy