The Commission on the Future of Mobility (CFM) has set out to challenge and rethink with a blank slate, the traditional transportation policy playbook to create a comprehensive new vision for the global movement of people and goods.
By putting people first and enacting bold strategies to break down silos, CFM will propose policy solutions that address the growing amount of connected, electric, autonomous, and shared mobility dimensions at our doorstep. CFM’s policy research roadmap is guided by the following objectives and aims to inform the coalitions advocacy efforts to shift global thinking toward approaches to policies and solutions that:
Foster people centric communities
that enhance safety, economic opportunity and quality of life, with greater mobility access and equity for all users.
Look beyond fuel sources to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
and develop and identify the highest priority solutions 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
CFM’s policy research informs its data driven advocacy across the following focus areas:
Improved processes and technology advancements in freight sector
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 stewardship for the public good
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.
Market regulation and business 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.
Transformed streets for economic opportunity
The rise of digital intelligence and ubiquitous connectivity continue to transform our streets. New options for shared, micro-mobility and unmanned modes of travel require different access to parking or curb space. Meanwhile recognition grows that these streets shape the character of our cities. This study aims to define policies and infrastructure that support people-centered communities to enable more equitable access to safe and reliable mobility services.
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.