Research Team: Madeline Brozen (lead), Norman Wong, and Juan Matute
UC Campus(es): UCLA
Problem Statement: Connected and automated vehicles and the innovative mobility services they enable will dramatically change California’s transportation system at the same time the state seeks dramatic changes to the its highest-emitting sector in support of SB 32 and SB 391 greenhouse gas goals. Key to realizing the possible benefits of the innovative mobility transition is continuing education for those involved in planning and making policies for the transportation system.
Project Description: The UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies proposes two continuing education activities aimed at those working in public sector transportation planning and policy functions in California. The first is a major event in Downtown Los Angeles for transportation professionals working in Downtown Los Angeles. This event will focus on how connected and automated vehicle technologies will affect policy and planning in the Los Angeles region. At least one panel will focus on the potential local air quality changes from automation and connectivity for goods movement at the ports complex and between the ports and inland logistics megacenters. The second is a monthly webcast series of innovative mobility talks, available for anyone to attend but aimed at those working in California. UCLA ITS would produce seven webcasts between November 2016 and June 2017, which would later be edited and archived on YouTube for others to watch.
Project Partner(s): Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port of Long Beach, Southern California Association of Governments, South Coast Air Quality Management District