About Ronald T. Milam and William (Billy) Riggs

Ronald T. Milam, AICP, PTP is the director of evolving the status quo with Fehr & Peers and co-leads the firm’s research and development. In addition to consulting and research, he teaches transportation planning and advanced transportation analytics courses for UC Berkeley Tech Transfer, UC Davis Extension, and UC San Diego Extension.

William (Billy) Riggs, Ph.D., AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of future mobility and smart transportation, housing, economics and urban development. He is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, and a consultant and advisor to multiple companies and start-ups on technology, smart mobility and urban development.

The Future of Transportation Disruption and How Public Agencies Can Respond

The actions of government can have a dramatic effect on outcomes. Policy or regulatory responses can change costs of a ride or the number of people in a vehicle. Governments can use policy and regulation to balance the desires private companies with the public good.

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Influence the Future of Travel

Disruptive trends extend beyond just the technology changes in transportation. While not a complete list, we identified 16 factors related to trends including, but not limited to, job market health, fuel prices, social networking, vehicle ownership, AVs, and internet shopping. Despite the unknowns, we tested the potential AV effects using traditional regional travel forecasting models. In our case, we tested scenarios using models from seven regions across the US combined with similar test results from two additional regions.

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