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New Report on Transportation and Climate in Maine

In a new report “Effects of the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program in Maine: A Study of Rural and Urban Households” by William Somes and Jonathan Rubin, the MCS Policy Center examines the differential effects of the Program in Maine. As climate awareness continues to grow, many states are taking matters into their own hands. […]

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Rubin co-authors report guiding U.S. toward carbon-neutral economy

The director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center co-authored a strategic plan to guide the U.S. toward a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA). University of Maine economist Jonathan Rubin and other members of SDSN USA, which was launched to implement the United Nations’ sustainable […]

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Director Jonathan Rubin presents to Maine Climate Council

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center director, Jonathan Rubin, was invited by the Maine Climate Council to give an introductory presentation to the Transportation Working Group. The goals of the Maine Climate Council are: Bold emissions reductions: The Maine Climate Council is charged with developing a plan to meet state emissions reduction targets that are now […]

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MCS Policy Center director named associate editor

Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Jonathan Rubin, has been named an associate editor of the “Transportation Research Record,” the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is a member of the inaugural editorial board of the “Transportation Research Record” in its transition to […]

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Rubin is profiled in Transportation Research News

The May-June edition of TR News, a journal of the national Transportation Research Board includes a profile of Policy Center director and School of Economics professor Jonathan Rubin. The bimonthly magazine features articles on state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation and includes profiles of transportation professionals. Trained as an economist, Rubin was […]

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Rubin appointed to national transportation panel

Policy Center director Jonathan Rubin was appointed as a panel member to the NCHRP 25-56, “Methods for State Departments of Transportation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector.” This research will identify specific efforts and strategies to reduce transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are within state DOT control and provide methods […]

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Jonathan Rubin presents to U.S. Transportation Research Board

Policy Center director Jonathan Rubin gave a research presentation at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, held January 8–12, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  The introduction of automated vehicles requires new approaches to transportation policy and Rubin’s research examines the efficient taxation policies for automated vehicles. Leiby, Paul and Jonathan Rubin, “Efficient Fuel and VMT […]

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Policy Center Director Rubin Continues as Environment and Energy Section Chair of National Academies’ Transportation Research Board

Professor Jonathan Rubin, Policy Center Director, was re-appointed for a second 3 year term as Chair of the Environment and Energy Section, ADC00, of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Environment and Energy Section is part of the Planning and Environment Group. It consists of eight committees […]

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Rubin speaks as transportation expert at national conference

Jonathan Rubin, director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and professor of economics, and chair of the Environment and Energy Section, U.S. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, will be one of the experts presenting on transportation at the Washington, D.C. conference, U.S. Energy Policy in the 2016 Elections and Beyond: Incremental or […]

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