Paving the Way for Our Future Transportation Network While Using Less Energy

Nov 7, 2018 9:25 AM ET

Transportation in the U.S. is in the midst of a revolution.

The steadily increasing number of electric vehicles available provide cleaner options with lower operating costs. Autonomous vehicles, when they arrive, will undoubtedly reshape our daily routines. And ride-hailing and transit payment apps will continue to influence how many people interact with the transportation system. All of these technologies need to evolve in concert.

This transformation, if done well, offers a unique chance to move people and goods more conveniently and economically while reducing the significant energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector.

Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, and Dean Seavers, President of National Grid U.S., co-chair the Alliance 50x50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency.