UC Santa Barbara

April 28th - May 1st, 2021: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education; July 2021 CHESC


The CHESC Transportation Committee is excited to review proposals for the 2018 annual conference. We are looking for students, staff, and faculty from colleges and universities all over California. We are eager to review diverse proposals from our colleagues across higher education in California who exemplify innovation and advancement in all areas of sustainable transportation.

Some examples of key areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Campus engagement with local cities, counties, and transportation districts
  • Alternative funding sources for initiatives
    • grants, donor developments, bond measures, financing models, parking rate structure, etc
  • Active transportation
    • Bikeshare: successes and challenges
    • Walking and other human powered transportation
    • Health benefits of active transportation
  • Engagement and challenges with ride hailing vendors (Lyft, Uber, etc.)  
  • Electric vehicle charging emerging technologies, trends, and practices
  • Planning for autonomous vehicles and/or mobility as a service
  • Campus fleets:
    • As a means to reach carbon neutrality
    • Changing the culture of vehicle “need”
    • Replacing electric carts with tricycles or other human-powered devices

For more information on application instructions, presentation styles, and the review process, please visit our overall call for proposals page.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the proposal evaluation criteria, the speaker selection guidelines, relationship to the conference theme “data-driven change and engagement”, and with consideration of the areas of interest above. You may also find it helpful to see what topics we covered at our last conference on our 2019 Concurrent Sessions page. Please click “Transportation” on the left hand side of the screen to see the transportation related sessions at last year’s conference.

Please also consider applying for a best practice award in sustainable transportation or one of our other categories this year.  Several new award categories have been added! You can learn more at our overall best practice awards program page and on the page highlighting the updated award categories.  You may apply for both a best practice award as well as the call for proposals for speaking. Some of the questions are intentionally the same to allow for some of the answers to be copied and pasted from the call for proposals for speaking.  Different committees review the call for proposals for speaking and the best practice awards and so it is important to apply for both if you want to be considered for both.