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STATUS: In Progress YEAR: 2021 TOPIC AREA: Sustainability, energy, and health Transportation planning, policy, and finance CENTER: PSR

Post-COVID Transportation Scenarios: Evaluating the Impact of Policies

Project Summary

Project number: PSR-21-45
Funding source: California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Contract number: 20STC008
Total cost: $199,936
Performance period: 5/15/2021 to 11/30/2022

Project description

This project will develop a set of potential scenarios on possible ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop a list of policies that could increase the likelihood of more beneficial outcomes for California's transportation system. The goal of this proposed research is to use a blend of quantitative and qualitative analysis to explore several possible scenarios for transportation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and to analyze possible policies to improve outcomes. The work will culminate in policy recommendations for how the state can use policy to improve post-COVID-19 pandemic transportation, mobility, and accessibility futures in terms of equity, emissions, and other priorities. This project will leverage multiple existing research projects and build on UCD's expertise in related topic areas.


Susan Handy
Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
1605 Tilia Street
Institute of Transportation StudiesDavis, CA 95616
United States
[email protected]