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Tahoe discussion – two billion cars: driving toward sustainability

Staff Report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Volatile oil prices. Looming climate change. Worldwide economic and political unrest. Worsening traffic congestion. Crisis in transportation financing.

Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability will address these issues Feb. 23, No-host bar begins at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Cost: $10 donation suggested.

As we begin to face the consequences brought about by uncontrolled growth and neglected carbon awareness, America’s ongoing love affair with the car will continue to cause widespread environmental impacts and global conflicts about oil supply.

These challenges and their solutions are the ongoing focus of research by the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at UC Davis. For more than two decades, understanding the challenges and solutions have been the nexus of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at UC Davis.

Dr. Dan Sperling and Dr. Tom Turrentine will present their insight of current strategies and research, and promulgate their unique and optimistic views of the rapidly evolving transportation and energy solutions of the future.

Hosted by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and Sierra Nevada College. Contact 775-881-7566 or tercinfo@ucdavis.edu.

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