Changes in Travel and Air Quality in California During COVID-19

UC ITS Webinar: Changes in Travel and Air Quality in California During COVID-19

May 13, 2021
DATE: May 13, 2021

EVENT OVERVIEW: Measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as stay-at-home orders, have significantly impacted travel across California. The impacts of COVID-19 on travel coupled with shifts in purchasing behavior (e.g., e-commerce) and work policies (e.g., telecommuting) have implications for the environment, public health, safety, air quality, and other considerations. This webinar will share new research from the UC Institute of Transportation on quantifying the influence COVID-19 has had on travel and what this means in terms of meeting the state’s climate goals, improving air quality, public health, and much more.

MODERATOR: Stephen Wong, Ph.D., Research and Development Engineer, UC Institute of Transportation Studies and the UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center


Toshihiro Kuwayama, Ph.D. Manager, Atmospheric Processes Research Section Research Division California Air Resources Board
Scott A. Epstein, Ph.D. Program Supervisor, Air Quality Assessment Planning, Rule Development, and Area Sources South Coast Air Quality Management District