What happens when Uber and Lyft Come back to Austin?

What happens when Uber and Lyft Come back to Austin? It looks like the Texas Legislature is going to pass HB 100, which states that regulating Transportation Network Companies (i.e. Uber, Lyft, etc.) is: (1) is an exclusive power and function of this state; and (2) may not be regulated

The Good About AVs: System Gains, Mobility for All, Cheaper Stuff

As AVs become more common in society, we are going to start seeing some big changes.  Some of these changes could be really bad, like extra VMT making congestion a lot worse. But here we get to discuss all the good that could come with AVs!  So lets go through some of

The Case that AVs Make Congestion Worse

Right now, there is huge debate raging in the long range planning community: Are Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) going to make congestion better? or worse? A lot rides on the answer to this question: each year planning organizations plan out millions of dollars in infrastructure (roads, signals, parking, etc..) to account

Autonomous Vehicles and the Insurance Industry – the first to be affected

Big changes are coming to the world. As AV’s come in they are going to change how people move around the country and oh boy are they going to eliminate a lot of jobs. Earlier this week, I was asked to speak at the 2017 Digital Insurance (DigIn) conference in

Donald Trump, Society and Economics, and the Autonomous Vehicle

Part of America is dying. That’s pretty evident – as jobs are shipped overseas (or to Mexico), or being downright eliminated by new technology, the blue-collar worker life style is becoming ever more difficult. I heard a great example of this listening to NPR the other day – All things considered