public policy

Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy

Document Date: 
Sun, 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 
288

This solution-focused volume fills a gap in the literature by addressing the key issues around mobility and transportation for the aging Baby Boomer generation--issues that will be significantly different than those of previous generations of older adults. This new generation, many of whom will continue to work past the traditional retirement age and expect to pursue an active lifestyle, may have to confront new transportation technology, the need to use public transportation, and ways to continue driving safely as their eyesight fades and reaction time slows down.

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Potential Design, Implementation, and Benefits of a Feebate Program for New Passenger Vehicles in California

Document Date: 
Tue, 2011-02-01
Number of pages: 
290

A team of researchers from the University of California completed a comprehensive study to assess the potential design, implementation, and benefits of a feebate program for new light‐duty vehicles in California as well as possible stakeholder responses. The study’s research plan applied a variety of methodologies, including: case studies of existing policies, quantitative modeling of market responses by manufacturers and consumers, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, and a large‐scalesurvey of California households.

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Public Perception of a Feebate Policy in California: 2009 Statewide Telephone Survey and Focus Group Results

Document Date: 
Mon, 2011-08-01
Number of pages: 
18

This paper explores the public perception of feebates and climate change within California. Feebates are designed to offer private vehicle buyers a rebate for the purchase of a low-emission vehicle and a fee for those that produce higher emissions. In 2009, the authors conducted a series of 12 focus groups throughout the State, which were followed by a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) survey of 3,000 California residents. The survey results were used to gain insights into feebate policy response.

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North American Carsharing: A Ten-Year Retrospective

Document Date: 
Fri, 2009-05-01
Number of pages: 
10

Carsharing (or short-term auto use) organizations provide members access to a fleet of shared vehicles on an hourly basis, reducing the need for private vehicle ownership. Since 1994, 50 carsharing programs have been deployed in North America—33 are operational and 17 defunct. As of July 1, 2008, there were 14 active programs in Canada and 19 in the United States, with approximately 319,000 carsharing members sharing more than 7,500 vehicles in North America.

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Carsharing Parking Policy: Review of North American Practices and San Francisco, California, Bay Area Case Study

Document Date: 
Wed, 2010-12-01
Number of pages: 
11

Carsharing provides users access to a shared vehicle fleet for short-term use throughout the day, reducing the need for private vehicles. The provision of on-street and public off-street parking dedicated to carsharing is an important policy area confronting public agencies. As of July 2009, approximately 377,600 individuals were carsharing members in North America in about 57 metropolitan areas.

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