Taxes, Infrastructure, Energy, and Emissions: The Road to Financial and Environmental Sustainability in California's Freight System
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
UC Institute of Transportation Studies Policy Forum Series
Taxes, Infrastructure, Energy and Emissions: The Road to Financial and Environmental Sustainability in California's Freight System
The University of California Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS) and the UC Center Sacramento are pleased to present a timely policy forum series that brings together leaders in academia, the public sector, industry, and non-governmental organizations to discuss the latest thinking and scientific insights on a range of transportation challenges facing California. All four forums will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm at the UC Center Sacramento located at 1130 K Street, Sacramento CA. There is no cost to attend though registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Both registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 am.
California has prioritized the development of sustainable freight operations to improve efficiency and transition to zero-emissions technologies. This shift will have broad implications ranging from how infrastructure is financed to the tradeoffs between greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, and energy use. UC ITS researchers will explore these issues using results from ongoing studies that address questions of both financial and environmental sustainability in California's freight system.
Moderator: Professor Stephen Ritchie - Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Irvine
Speakers: Kevin Roth – Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Irvine
Kanok Boriboonsomsin – Associate Research Engineer College of Engineering, UC Riverside
Guest Respondent: Fran Inman – Vice Chair, California Transportation Commission
UC ITS BACKGROUND: Established by the California Legislature in 1947, the UC ITS represents a network of faculty, researchers, staff and students dedicated to advancing the state of the art in transportation engineering, planning, and policy development in California. UC ITS has grown from a single-campus program at UC Berkeley to include units at UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UCLA. Since 1992, the four ITS branches have expanded their research, education, and outreach programs to form the foremost university transportation research center in the world.