Please join us for a very special lecture about what it takes to pass historic air quality legislation. Margo Oge served at the US Environmental Protection Agency for 32 years, the last 18 of which she directed the Office of Transportation Air Quality. Ms. Oge led the Obama Administration’s landmark 2012 Clean Air Act deal with automakers, which will double the fuel efficiency of automakers’ fleets to 54.5 mpg and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025. In Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars Margo Oge will provide the ultimate insider’s account of the science, politics, policy, legal battles and, most importantly, the people who made this regulation possible. She then describes transition technologies and the ultimate future that will enable a global market for super-efficient, zero carbon-emitting vehicles and other sustainable personal mobility options.
How can U.S. transportation policy respond more nimbly to market changes? How do interconnected vehicles or public transit fit into the future of American transportation? How could clean-transportation incentives better fuel greener consumer behavior? These are big questions, and at the second annual TE3 Conference, an interdisciplinary group of transportation experts will meet to chart a research and policy course for a wide range of issues in this field.