A growing economy relies on an effective and efficient transportation system; yet climate change, pollution, congestion, and safety issues reduce that value. RFF experts are analyzing the effectiveness, benefits, costs, and distributional consequences of transportation policies that reduce emissions and positively influence consumer and producer behaviors.
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification: Challenges, Policy Solutions, and Open Research Questions
In this report, RFF researchers lay out the major challenges of and potential policy solutions to medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification.
Transportation Taxes and Energy Transitions: Alternative Policy Designs for Funding US Road Infrastructure and Pricing Externalities
In this working paper, the authors use an economic model of the US household vehicle market to estimate the effects of three alternative revenue policies for funding transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance.
Gas Prices 101
This explainer describes the factors that affect gasoline prices, how prices have changed over time, and how consumers react to changing prices.
Fellow; Director, Transportation Program
Beia Spiller is a fellow and the director for RFF's Transportation Program. Her recent research has focused around electric vehicles and environmental justice, exploring some of the most pressing issues around electric car, truck and bus adoption.
Josh Linn is a senior fellow at RFF. His research centers on the effects of environmental policies and economic incentives for new technologies in the transportation, electricity, and industrial sectors.
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