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Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles and the Bay Area
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Bay Area Metro Center
Yerba Buena Conference Room
375 Beale Street, San Francisco

Autonomous vehicles are set to be one of the greatest disrupters to transportation in our lifetime. What impact might they have on the Bay Area? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite you to attend the inaugural Expand Your Horizon: Talks on the Future of the Bay Area event, where the topic will be the future of autonomous vehicles. Panelists will discuss the impact that autonomous vehicles may have on the Bay Area’s transportation system and land use patterns, as well as present policy recommendations for addressing autonomous vehicles. Speakers will include:

  • Will Baumgardner, ARUP Principal Planner
  • Ratna Amin, SPUR Transportation Policy Director
  • Dan Sperling, University of California, Davis Professor

Space is limited to the first 150 persons. Please register for this free event to let us know that you will attend.

The Expand Your Horizon: Talks on the Future of the Bay Area event series will be held now through summer 2019 and will cover topics ranging from autonomous vehicles and regional growth strategies to the future of jobs and climate mitigation, among others. Hosted by MTC and ABAG, these events will be held in conjunction with the release of a series of perspective papers that will help inform the Horizon initiative, an effort currently underway.

What is Horizon? The Horizon initiative will allow the public, planners and policymakers to wrestle with a range of challenging questions that traditionally have been outside the regional planning process. MTC and ABAG have undertaken the Horizon initiative to explore the pressing issues and possible challenges Bay Area residents may face through 2050. Horizon will be the first comprehensive Bay Area planning effort to look not just at transportation and housing but economic development, resilience and the effects of emerging technologies.

For more information on the Horizon initiative, please visit mtc.ca.gov/horizon.