Mobility Quest 2018

What is MobQuest?

Mobility Quest (MobQuest) is a 5-day road-trip adventure for incoming ITS students. The purpose of this off-campus orientation trip is to introduce entering transportation graduate students to a wide variety of transportation trends and issues, with an emphasis on sustainable development. The second, and considered by some to be the most important purpose, is to provide students with the opportunity to get to know each other prior to starting the academic year.

Tentative Itinerary: September 9th – September 13th

Day 1: September 9th, Sunday
Adventures fun day around Lake Tahoe.
Lodging: Olympic Valley, CA

Day 2: September 10th, Monday
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (Stateline, NV).
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) (Carson City, NV).
Lodging: Citrus Heights, CA

Day 3: September 11th, Tuesday
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (Sacramento, CA).
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) (Sacramento, CA).
Lodging: Citrus Heights, CA

Day 4: September 12th, Wednesday
Port of Stockton (Stockton, CA).
Lyft (San Francisco, CA).
Lodging: Fremont, CA

Day 5: September 13th, Thursday
Tesla (Fremont, CA).
Back to Davis

Accommodations: What to Expect?

Costs: The cost of participation is covered by UC Davis – Institute of Transportation Studies. Transportation, lodging, and meals are provided.

Transportation: We will mainly travel in vans. However, we do our best to minimize time spent in the car.

Suggested Packing List

Our schedule includes a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Expect mostly warm temperatures during the day but be prepared for colder weather at night. We recommend business casual attire for events (long pants and closed-toe shoes) and more comfortable clothing for physical activities.

  • Clothing and shoes: outdoor, casual, business-casual. Some facilities require as a safety policy long pants, a shirt with sleeves, and closed toe shoes.
  • Jacket (windbreaker is recommended)
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat/Cap
  • Bicycle helmet (if possible)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • Cash (for personal use)
  • Camera
  • Entertainment (board games, books, music for the car ride)
  • Passport or US ID/DL


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