By putting people first and enacting bold strategies to break down silos, the Commission will propose policy solutions that address the growing amount of connected, electric, autonomous, and shared mobility dimensions at our doorstep. Through our policy research, we seek to:
Foster people centric communities
that enhance safety, economic opportunity and quality of life, with greater mobility access and equity for all users.
Mitigate the climate crisis
and help improve air quality by reducing polluting emissions within the transportation sector.
Build foundational structures
that enable technology to solve society’s fundamental problems and create an entirely new system of sustainable mobility.
POLICY RESEARCH FOCUS AREAS
The Commission’s policy research informs our data driven advocacy across the following focus areas:
Technology advancements in freight
Electrification is not enough to meet global climate goals. This work examines how other technologies, such as automation and drones, can reduce climate impacts in the freight sector.
Right sizing vehicles and mode shift in passenger transportation
Existing regulatory structures and human behavior is driving toward inefficient outcomes. We will explore opportunities to right size our vehicles for the need and incentivize people to use the best option for each trip.
Data for the public benefit
We are generating massive amounts of data that can empower governments to do their jobs better. This focus area evaluates the key foundational structures we need to invest in to allow the public sector to leverage this growing resource.
Governance structures for aligning public and private interests
Historically, government intervention in private sector innovation has led to less-than-optimal outcomes for the public and challenged the financial sustainability of businesses. Here we will provide examples for, and redefine how, the public and private sectors can better work together to achieve outcomes in the best interest of people.
First and last mile deliveries
The rise of ecommerce, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has changed our access to goods more quickly in the last 12 months than in the last 20 years. We will define solutions for a transformed digital economy and the constructive management of delivering goods going forward.
Just workforce transition
The electrification transition will eliminate jobs in the transportation sector, and automation will have similar impacts as it scales. This study explores the millions today who earn their livelihoods from enabling the movement of people and goods, and how to upskill for the new mobility jobs created.