Dan Sperling discusses SB 375 at April Environmental Law Symposium

By Alston Lim • UC Davis 2014

Daniel Sperling, the founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, spoke at the UC Davis School of Law Environmental Law Symposium on April 12 on the current and future state of public transportation in California.

Sperling was featured on a panel that focused on the goals and current legal issues relating to SB 375, the landmark 2008 California legislation that integrates the state’s land use, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions policies.

The panel discussed how SB 375 can achieve targeted GHG emission reduction targets and create incentives to reward local governments for sustainable land use and transportation decisions; and how best to measure and forecast compliance with SB 375.

For more information about the symposium, including panel descriptions, visit http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/ELS/2013/index.html

Photo: Riders board a Sacramento Regional Transit District light-rail train in March 2012. Photo by Sylvia Wright, UC Davis