Where the real gain and opportunity is for reduction in vehicle miles traveled is to actually get people to sell cars or to postpone car purchases.
Susan Shaheen wrote her dissertation on car sharing despite being told that Americans would never give up their cars. She's never looked back. As Co-director for the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley, Shaheen's research focuses on the sharing economy as it relates to mobility, including carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing. An internationally recognized leader in innovative mobility research, she is also working on smart parking management for transit and trucks, fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure, and smart development.
Shaheen has a Ph.D. in Ecology, focusing on technology management and the environmental aspects of transportation, from UC Davis, an M.S. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Rochester, and a B.A. in Political Science and English from Nazareth College.