Policy Briefs

CMU’s Heinz College is an internationally recognized leader in data-driven public policy. Housed in the Heinz College, Traffic21 strives to be a leader of both innovative transportation technology and policy research to guide civic leaders in harnessing the power and managing the risks of intelligent transportation systems.  Traffic21 & CMU researchers periodically produce policymaker guides intended to inform transportation decision making.  These guides are generally informed by the research undertaken at Carnegie Mellon.  Below are such guides and transportation policy research publications from CMU faculty.

National Task Force on Connected Vehicles Paper Cover Page


Leading the Way: A National Task Force on Connected Vehicles
By: Jon M. Peha

Prepared for Day One Project, summer 2020







Screenshot of report front pageAre we there Yet, and Where is it we need to go?  Myths and Realities of Connected and Automated Vehicles
By Stan Caldwell and Chris Hendrickson

White Paper prepared for the University of Illinois at Chicago September 19, 2019 Urban Forum



Image of the 21st Century Trands in US Mobility Report


Recommended Policies for the 21st Century Trends in US Mobility
By Rick Grahn, Stan Caldwell and Chris Hendrickson










Which Alternative Fuel Technology is Best for Transit Buses? – Policymaker Guide







Which alternative fuel technology is best for transit buses? – Policy Brief









Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 2040 Vision FINAL REPORTAppendix

By Chris Hendrickson, Allen Biehler, Yeganeh Mashayekh