2024 Transportation Engineering, Economics, and Policy Workshop

An RFF workshop highlighting new research to address pressing policy questions related to electric vehicles, traffic congestion, and e-mobility.



March 15, 2024


8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

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From new fuel efficiency standards to electric vehicle tax credits and incentives for new charging infrastructure, this is a busy time for transportation policy in the United States. Over the coming years, policymakers at all levels will make key decisions that affect the innovation and adoption of new transportation technologies—and both policymakers and other experts have signaled a need for research that integrates engineering, economics, and policy perspectives to inform these decisions.

This one-day event will highlight multidisciplinary research on the impacts of emerging transportation technologies on economics, environment, equity, health, safety, and social welfare, and will feature discussions with policy experts on the future of US transportation policies.

The “2024 Transportation Engineering, Economics, and Policy Workshop” is organized jointly by the University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, and Resources for the Future, with generous funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


8:30 a.m. Eastern Time | Check-in and Light Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Opening Remarks

  • Kate Whitefoot, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Joshua Linn, Associate Professor, University of Maryland

9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time

Emerging Developments in Transportation Decarbonization Research

  • Sean Qian, (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Ricardo Daziano, (Cornell University)
  • Greg Keoleian, (University of Michigan)
  • Guangchen Zhao, (University of Maryland)

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Eastern Time | Break

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fellow Research Presentation Session 1

  • Presenter: Hannah Morin (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Discussant: Paul Gasper (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  • Presenter: Lavan Teja Burra (University of Maryland)
  • Discussant: William Chernicoff (Toyota)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Fellow Research Presentation Session 2

  • Presenter: Alexius Wadell (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Discussant: TBD
  • Presenter: Simon Levin (University of Maryland)
  • Discussant: TBD

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time | Break

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time

Panel Discussion: Transportation Research Opportunities to Inform Upcoming Policy Challenges

  • Kate Whitefoot (Carnegie Mellon University), Moderator
  • Sebastian Castellanos (World Resources Institute)
  • James Kliesch (Honda)
  • Ann Wolverton (US EPA)

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Closing Remarks

  • Kate Whitefoot (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Joshua Linn (University of Maryland)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Afternoon Social

Coffee and treats provided.

Join Us in Person

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time and light refreshments will be provided. Please note that seating is limited; if you would like to attend in person, please register.

Can't make it in person? Please reach out to Holli Jones ([email protected]) for a Zoom link to join us virtually. However, please note that the event is primarily in person, so your ability to participate may be limited.

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