Future of Transportation: Traffic in the Southland
Public Policy Conference: Panel 2
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
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Department of Political Science at Wilkinson College
In the next decade, we will experience a revolution in how we use cars. Car manufacturers estimate that high-functioning autonomous vehicles (or self-driving cars and trucks) will be on U.S. roads as soon as the early 2020s. What will these new cars look like? How will they work and fit into the rest of the transportation system, from buses to bikes? How will they change how we live and work? Will they require an expensive remaking of roads and other infrastructure, or allow us to save the money we spend on building park garages and use it to transform public spaces? This panel will also discuss the increase in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, California’s electric vehicle mandate, and congestion pricing.
Laura Nelson (Moderator): Transportation reporter, LA Times
Dan NcNichol: Author, The Roads That Built America: The Incredible Story of the US Interstate System
Shane Phillips: Director of Public Policy, Central City Association of Los Angeles
Randall O'Toole: Public Policy Analyst, CATO Institute; Author, Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It.
Michael Floyd: Editor, Automobile Magazine