Third Sustainable Transportation Summit
May 15 | 7:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Mobile Tour of Boulder 1:00-2:30 p.m.
University of Colorado – Boulder, University Memorial Center
The Sustainable Transportation Summit convenes local, regional and national innovators and stakeholders to showcase multi-modal projects throughout the northwest metro region and beyond. The Summit is a half-day of learning that illuminates success stories and highlights new ways to implement transportation technology, innovative first and final mile solutions, transit-oriented land use development and multi-modal infrastructure by learning about successes of projections in the region, state and nation.
Join Commuting Solutions and partners as we discuss and plan for the future of transit in our region. Learn about the changes stemming from technology and data and how public transportation choices impact our community, policy and natural environment.
Meet Our Keynote Speaker!
Dr. Daniel Sperling is a Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis). He holds the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board and served as Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies in 2015-16. Among his many prizes are the 2018 Roy W. Crum award from TRB, its highest research award; and the 2013 Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation Prize for being “a pioneer in opening up new fields of study to create more efficient, low-carbon, and environmentally beneficial transportation systems.” He served twice as lead author for the IPCC (sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), testified 8 times to the US Congress, and has authored or co-authored over 250 technical papers and 13 books, including Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future (Island Press, 2018). He is also an occasional contributor to Forbes, an Energy Expert contributor to Wall Street Journal, is widely cited in leading newspapers, been interviewed many times on NPR radio, including Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, Marketplace, and Fresh Air, and in 2009 was featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
About Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future
For the first time in half a century, real transformative innovations are coming to our world of passenger transportation. The convergence of new shared mobility services with automated and electric vehicles promises to significantly reshape our lives and communities for the better—or for the worse.
In Three Revolutions, transportation expert Dan Sperling, along with seven other leaders in the field, share research–based insights on potential public benefits and impacts of the three transportation revolutions. They describe innovative ideas and partnerships, and explore the role government policy can play in steering the new transportation paradigm toward the public interest—toward our dream scenario of social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability.Many factors will influence these revolutions—including the willingness of travelers to share rides and eschew car ownership; continuing reductions in battery, fuel cell, and automation costs; and the adaptiveness of companies. But one of the most important factors is policy.
Three Revolutions offers policy recommendations and provides insight and knowledge that could lead to wiser choices by all. With this book, Sperling and his collaborators hope to steer these revolutions toward the public interest and a better quality of life for everyone.