The UC ITS Board of Advisors met on the UC Berkeley campus on Feb. 14, 2023, one of three statewide meetings. Meetings were also held in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
The meeting convened members of the Board of Advisors with UC ITS staff and directors of the four UC ITS Directors in the area to share UC ITS accomplishments and progress from the past year and goals for the coming year, and solicit feedback on high-priority policy questions that could benefit from UC ITS research, expertise, and/or general involvement.
These discussions help set priorities the UC ITS will use to inform the RFP for the annual Statewide Transportation Research (SB 1) Program, phase 2 of the Resilient and Innovative Mobility Initiative, a $10M proposal in response to the UC Climate Action Initiative, and overarching UC ITS engagement, outreach, and communication activities.
Board of Advisors in attendance: Patty Monahan, Commissioner, California Energy Commission; Liane Randolph, Chair, California Air Resources Board; Mitch Weiss, Director, California Transportation Commission; James Corless, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments; Roland Hwang, Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Heising-Simons Foundation; Randell H. Iwasaki, Leader of State and Local Transportation, Amazon Web Services; Laura Tolkoff, Transportation Policy Director, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association; Joe Castiglione, Deputy Director for Technology, Data & Analysis at San Francisco County Transportation Authority (sitting in for Tilly Chang, Executive Director, San Francisco Transportation Authority)
UC ITS: ITS Berkeley Daniel Rodriguez, ITS Davis Director Dan Sperling, ITS Berkeley Assitant Director Laura Melendy, UC ITS Assistant Director Laura Podolsky, UC ITS Research Program Coordinator Maggie Witt, Sarah White, PhD, Director of Labor Policy & Research at Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis and UC ITS California Resilient and Innovative Mobility Initiative Director Susan Shaheen.