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transportation system of the future

Current Projects

Driverless Seattle – How Cities Can Plan for Automated Vehicles

The University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab brought together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Urban Design and Planning, Law, Business, and Communications to study how the city of Seattle and other municipalities should plan given the future of autonomous vehicles.

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Improved Incident Response on I-5: Using Technology to Speed Clearance

Jointly supported by the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Transportation, in partnership with emergency responders and other transit agencies, this project will examine how technology could be leveraged to improve incident clearance on the I-5 corridor.

Alternative to Gas Tax? Developing an App to Pilot Road Usage Charge

Funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration, the Mobility Innovation Center is bringing together teams of students to develop a mobile app that would enable the Washington State Transportation Commission to pilot a Road Usage Charge, a per-mile fee paid by drivers instead of the current per-gallon state gas tax as a potential future alternative revenue source for transportation infrastructure.

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