Strategic Plan 2019
Technological innovation, urbanization, and increased global economic activity and trade are driving fundamental changes in society and our planet. Technology—from data science to artificial intelligence to the app-driven sharing economy— is altering notions about travel and mobility. At the same time, with rising vehicle miles traveled, increased urbanization, changes in global supply chains, and the growth of e-commerce, the transportation sector remains an important contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. This sets the landscae for our Strategic Plan.
Inventing the Future of Mobility
The Institute’s history, leadership, and administration are covered in the initial pages, but the main goal of the book is to explore the future of transportation through the initiatives underway at ITS and to present our vision for addressing society’s transportation challenges in the 21st century. You will also find an overview of ITS centers, where our research activities are conducted.
Rail and the California EconomyWith California's population projected to grow by 21 million by 2050, rail transportation will be vital to the state's efficient movement of freight and people, a new research report concludes. Rail and California Economy presents case studies and analysis of freight- and passenger-rail transportation on land use, freeway congestion and the movement of commodities, and those factors' effects on the state's economy.
The report was prepared by the University of California-Berkeley and released by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Intelligent Transportation Systems and Infrastructure
A Series of Briefs for Smart Investments
The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented convergence of communication, control, and sensing that can potentially transform transportation infrastructure and delivery. At the most basic level, efficient operation and maintenance of our nation’s transportation infrastructure requires real time data exchange provided by intelligent transportation system technology. When implemented, these technologies have the potential to revolutionize the nation’s economic vitality by moving people and goods more quickly, efficiently, safely, and at lower cost to consumers. The following briefs outline key policy and investment opportunities to support that vision.