Wednesday27Mar 2019

Future of Transportation: Traffic in the Southland

Public Policy Conference: Panel 2

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
2019-03-27 10:45 2019-03-27 12:15 America/Los_Angeles Future of Transportation: Traffic in the Southland BK 404 Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

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Event is free but RSVP is required

BK 404

Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend

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


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