January 3, 2018 – Eno’s Paul Lewis provides four predictions for transportation policy in the year ahead, from new federal policy on congested airspace to reckoning with the industry’s impact on climate change.
Eno Transportation Weekly
November 29, 2018 – A Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Wednesday foreshadowed upcoming discussions as Congress prepares to tackle surface transportation reauthorization next year.
September 4, 2018 – At last week’s GHSA Annual Meeting, Under Secretary of Transportation David Kan expressed criticism of the automated vehicle (AV) proving grounds program.
July 23, 2018 – The use of public transit mobility data and people movement data allows for more realistic and short term changes to be made so that commuters benefit from things like improved routes and schedules.
June 8, 2018 – Last week, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Uber’s and Lyft’s data are not categorically excluded from the state’s Public Records Act and must be released to the public.
The danger that consumers are not clearly consenting to conditions they have read and understand is a potential impediment to the continued adoption of new and larger innovations like self-driving vehicles.
April 13, 2018 – Uber announced Wednesday a series of new initiatives designed to work with cities in addressing challenges related to transportation and technology.
It is an exciting time in the transportation industry. Never before have we seen technology revolutionize transportation systems so quickly and so dramatically.
Even without a financial commitment, localities offering their valuable public space for operations are investing in dockless bikeshare companies. As a savvy investor, local governments and agencies must ensure they see measurable returns that advance transportation goals.
Census data is critical for a myriad of research areas, including public health, education, economics, and of course infrastructure and transportation. This data is vital to transportation planners to understand the past and plan for the future in land use and transportation.
March 9, 2018 – The State of California has updated their regulations for automated vehicles (AVs) on public roads to allow testing of automated vehicles without a driver in the vehicle this spring, a change from the current regime that requires a human to monitor behind the wheel at all times.
Tuesday, February 13 – Senate Budget – full committee hearing on the President’s budget request for fiscal 2019 – 10:00 a.m., SD-608 Dirksen. Wednesday, February 14 – House Budget – full committee hearing on the President’s budget request for fiscal 2019 – 10:00 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
January 26, 2018 – On January 24, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a field hearing at the Washington Auto Show to discuss emerging technologies in the automotive industry, with a particular focus on automated vehicles (AVs).
January 19, 2018 – On January 8, Derek Kan, the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, announced a new USDOT safety data initiative intended to merge 21st century data sets with the data that the department has been collecting for generations. If successful, this will break down the silos between its data sets to understand the factors that lead to fatal crashes and, in the process, learn how to predict and mitigate risks ahead of time.
December 8, 2017 – On November 30, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) initiated the “hotline” process for his and Sen.
Wednesday, December 13 – House Homeland Security – full committee business meeting to consider legislation including H.R. 4559, to establish a global aviation security task force, and H.R.
Washington would be wise to commit itself to embracing a regulatory approach to railroads that fosters innovations that can enhance safety and improve performance.
October 3, 2017 — In advance of tomorrow’s Senate Commerce markup, ETW has obtained and summarized the text of 64 amendments filed to AV START…
September 28, 2017 – Today, Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced their long-awaited bill that may become the nation’s first laws for automated vehicles (AVs).
Although USDOT’s new voluntary guidance is focused on manufacturers, it addresses many of the questions that the transportation and city planning sectors – and society at large – have been asking: will AVs be capable of safe operation? How will humans interact with them? Are cybersecurity risks being addressed?