In The News

Our experts are frequently spotlighted in national/local news outlets and widely read blogs. The headlines and summaries below link to the original news articles and features.

Biden-Harris Administration Taps Austin Brown to Serve on White House Council on Environmental Quality

February 18, 2021

The Biden-Harris administration today (Feb. 9) named Austin Brown as senior director for transportation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

UC Davis

How the Departments of Energy and Transportation Could Revolutionize How We Get Around

February 4, 2021

As the largest greenhouse-gas emitting sector in the U.S., the transportation system must be overhauled in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change.


G.M.’s Electric Car Push Could Put China in the Driver’s Seat

February 2, 2021

With government support and lavish subsidies, Chinese companies have come to dominate the market for batteries, motors and other essentials Detroit may need for its new fleets.

NY Times

Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg to lead Transportation Dept., the first openly gay person confirmed to a Cabinet seat

February 2, 2021

In the days before his 86-to-13 Senate confirmation Tuesday to become transportation secretary, Buttigieg has taken the new administration’s broader message to people who might miss it.

Washington Post

Covid-19 Pandemic Likely Improved Your Commute to Work

January 14, 2021

Working from home is likely here to stay, and fewer cars on the road during rush hour means less traffic

The Wall Street Journal

The pandemic has upended Bay Area transportation. What does the future hold?

January 14, 2021

Here’s a look back at an unprecedented year for transportation — and what the future might hold.

SF Chronicle

Are We Ready for the Zero-Emission Future?

January 14, 2021

Global commitments have been made to phase out internal combustion, but tough regulations and international buy-in are needed.


What Is the Environmental Cost of Fast Shipping?

January 14, 2021

Each year, the share of e-commerce sales grows by double digits. All of that online consumption can play a huge role in our environmental footprint.

UC Davis Magazine

How Same-Day Shipping Is Clogging U.S. Roads

December 17, 2020

Almost all the climate and congestion benefits of online shopping are wiped out by rush deliveries, a study finds — which could spell disaster for U.S. roadways this holiday season.

Streetsblog USA

Op-Ed: Pros and Cons of the California Public Utility Commission Decision to Deploy Automated Vehicles

December 17, 2020

California now joins Arizona and Illinois, as well as a number of other states and cities, in providing a green light for companies to operate AVs as taxis, or as ride-hailing vehicles summoned by smartphone apps.

Streetsblog Cal

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