Measurable Commute Reduction and the War on SOV
Lecture | February 23 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Steve Raney, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Abstract: This talk will cover: SB375s 15% per capita driving reduction goal, auto-centered Silicon Valley versus transit-centered Helsinki, Proposition 26 (Chevron spent $3.4 backing it) as barrier to protecting the climate, public policy political viability comparison, trip caps, carrot/stick, state bills, city ordinances, and next generation employer commute programs. The talk will take a closer look at the Fair Value Commuting (FVC) carrot/stick policy for standing out for political viability: Stanford Universitys sophisticated commute program reduced SOV commuting from 75 to 50 percent, by charging SOV fees and offering incentives toward taking alternative commute modes. The FVC project develops a next generation system that borrows from Stanfords. Legislation could phase in a $3.00 SOV fee and equivalent incentives, implemented at no cost to employers. System components include enterprise & smartphone apps, incentives/fees, electric scooter/bike, microtransit, and advanced ridesharing. Fair Value Commuting is a case study for the nation - exceedingly innovative. The self-funding, financially sustainable, unsubsidized business model is unique among the FTA Mobility on Demand Sandbox projects. FTA MOD Program Manager Christina Gikakis.
Bio: Cervero-disciple Steve Raney is Joint Venture Silicon Valleys Smart Mobility Director. Steves body of work includes: WayMo autonomous vehicle commercialization plan; Ultra PRT autonomous electric transit; EPAs Transforming Office Parks study; and ten last mile studies. Steve has five degrees. Recent papers: http://bit.ly/ITSWC_FVC, http://bit.ly/ITSWC_rankPolicies.