Jan 15, 2015
A smart grid for the United States could have large-scale benefits. There are technological, economic, and regulatory barriers, but new policies or changes to policy could help overcome them.
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Testimony presented before the California Little Hoover Commission.
Testimony presented before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Testimony submitted for the record to the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection.
Testimony presented before the New Orleans City Council.
Testimony presented before the Los Angeles Field Hearing of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.
Testimony ppresented before the Texas Study Commission on Transportation Finance.
Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Judiciary.
Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on European Affairs.
Testimony presented to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
Testimony presented to the Aviation Subcommittee, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives.
Testimony presented to the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress.
RAND researchers examined the technological advances in the field of autonomous vehicles, the benefits and risks of this technology, and the potential effects of various regulations and absence of same on the development of this technology.
Automobility — travel in personal vehicles — varies between countries. This brief summarizes a study of the factors besides economic development that affect automobility and how automobility might evolve in developing countries.
Web page summarizing the Colorado River Basin Study, which evaluated the river system's resiliency and compared resource management options.
Describes a vision for updating Qatar's school transportation system and identifies strategies for achieving the proposed vision.
Assesses alternate mechanisms for implementing fees to fund the nation's road network based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and outlines a plan for large-scale system trials to further evaluate the most promising concepts.