Major cities face unique challenges in transportation. Cities are the centers of metropolitan areas, which are globally home to over 50 percent of the world’s population and where U.S. over 80 percent of the U.S. population lives and works today. Over two-thirds of the U.S.’s GDP is generated in its largest 100 metropolitan areas alone. The transportation issues in the largest cities are at a scale that calls for different solutions – new technologies, new thinking on how to move people and freight, and planning for major events. Cities are also vital to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Most large central cities are energy efficient by design, and local governments around the world are working to make our communities more sustainable and energy efficient. This committee brings together practitioners and researchers, and provides a forum for exchange on these unique challenges and opportunities.
Committee Chair: Stephanie Dock