RICHARD GILBERT and DAVID BRAGDON discuss the future of transportation systems as we near the end of cheap oil. What are the solutions? How will we get there? Are we facing the end of the internal combustion engine?

Much of the material referenced is discussed in great detail in Gilbert’s new book, “Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil”. “Transport Revolutions” is a must read for anyone interested in the future of transportation and is co-authored by PCI Transportation Fellow Anthony Perl.

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Richard Gilbert is a Toronto-based consultant who focuses on transport and energy issues. He was the first president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute.

David Bragdon is currently President of the Metro Council in Portland, Oregon and has been selected by New York Mayor Bloomberg as NYC’s director of long-term planning and sustainability.