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  • RR991

    The Future of Mobility: Scenarios for China in 2030June 30, 2015

    Researchers developed two scenarios to envision the future of mobility in China in 2030. Economic growth, the presence of constraints on vehicle ownership and driving, and environmental conditions differentiate the scenarios. By making potential long-term mobility futures more vivid, the team sought to help decisionmakers at different levels of government and in the private sector better anticipate and prepare for change.

  • RR872

    Public Safety Realignment in Twelve California CountiesJune 29, 2015

    The study reported here focused on the flexibility that California granted counties in implementing constitutionally mandated and legislatively created public safety realignment — in particular, whether counties continued and expanded existing county corrections practices or used realignment as an opportunity to change from "business as usual."

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    Los Angeles County Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act: Fiscal Year 2013-2014 ReportJune 24, 2015

    California's Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act provides funds for counties to offer evidence-based programs for high-need juvenile probationers and at-risk youth. This report, based on the annual report to the state legislature, outlines the program's success for six outcome measures (completion of probation, restitution, and community service; arrests; probation violations; and incarcerations) and county-required supplemental outcomes.

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    The Impact of Adopting Time-of-Day Tolling: Case Study of 183A in Austin, TexasJune 18, 2015

    This study evaluates the traffic and revenue impacts of moving from a fixed toll rate on the 183A Turnpike in Texas to a toll structure that varies by time of day. RAND administered a stated preference survey and developed discrete choice models to understand how motorists are likely to respond to alternative tolling arrangements. Shifting to time-of-day tolling is not likely to reduce congestion downstream in the transportation network.

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    Bankruptcy's Effect on Product Identification in Asbestos Personal Injury CasesMay 21, 2015

    This report investigates whether bankruptcy reduces the likelihood that exposure to the asbestos-containing products of bankrupt parties will be identified in interrogatories and depositions. It also presents plaintiff and defense perspectives on whether the findings are a cause for concern and what, if anything, should be done in response.