More than comic fodder, the blackout was a valuable lesson reminding us that even the smartest, newest machines can’t function without the greatest machine ever built – the U.S. power grid. This is especially true in transportation, where vehicles, from personal cars to trucks and buses, are rapidly evolving by becoming electric and plugging into the power grid rather than running on gasoline.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Digital Cities
January 18, 2017 – TNCs do not have a home on our streets, and freight vehicles do not have enough commercial loading zones and parking places to accommodate booming ecommerce. Enter Shared Use Mobility Zones (SUM Zones), a flexible curb management tool that can help cities reduce congestion, meet their mobility goals, adapt to emerging technologies, and even increase their revenue.
Fresh off of a month-long recess, the House hit the ground running with a few bipartisan victories. Among them: passing a bill that may become the nation’s first laws around automated vehicles (AVs)…
Data issues are the biggest challenge facing smart cities of today and tomorrow. By examining the USDOT Smart City Challenge Dataset, out of the 50 different challenges identified, the top two were data challenges.
June 1, 2017 – In the interest of helping states navigate the changing autonomous vehicle landscape, Eno has released a new report: Adopting and Adapting: States and Automated Vehicle Policy, in collaboration with its Digital Cities Advisory Board. Adopting and Adapting provides a roadmap to help states enact sound AV policies that encourage innovation while promoting safety on their roadways.
March 23, 2017 – Across the coming years, U.S.
March 17, 2017 – A House hearing week examined how communities are implementing emerging technology and sophisticated data collection methods across the United States.
At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, held last month, one of the sessions examined the impact that existing and imminent new technologies will have on the freight sector.
Eno hosted a panel at its recent Capital Convergence conference on AVs and what recent federal guidelines mean for the industry.
To discuss the progress among the finalist cities after the Smart City Challenge, Eno convened a panel of representatives from three of these cities at its recent Capital Convergence: Portland, OR; Kansas City, MO; and Washington, DC, as well as a representative from the technology consultancy Cubic. Three main ideas emerged from the panel on how cities would go about implementing a Smart City.
Although the industry is less than ten years old, transportation network companies (TNCs) have upended the traditional role of public transit agencies and how they would deliver service as people increasingly have more on-demand options available.
The National Capital region is home to myriad innovative transportation technologies, practices, and policies that can provide real lessons for projects around the country. These developments and their policy implications were the subject of rigorous discussion during a panel session at Eno’s recent Capital Convergence conference.
At the Eno Center for Transportation’s Capital Convergence on January 26, experts from the national capital region and beyond came together to share their best practices and lessons learned in implementing the technological solutions available to us today.
Kelley Coyner and Lisa Nisenson led the capstone session of Eno’s Capital Convergence, Taking it to the Streets: Creating the Strategies to bring an AV Shuttle to the Region At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, technology leaders like David Woessner of Local Motors demonstrated that transformative transportation technologies – including autonomous vehicles (AVs) – already exist […]
Smart transportation technologies, including ridesharing, automated, and connected vehicles, must be incorporated into cities in a way that complements our existing transportation system.
While it is fun and sometimes productive to imagine potential scenarios, speculation about an unknown future dominate the conversations, and are crowding out discussion of some of the valuable things that these technologies can accomplish in the short term.
A 16-mile stretch of highway in southwest Georgia is beginning to earn a reputation as the one of the most sustainable roads in the world. The portion of Interstate 85 in Troup County currently plays host to a number of pilot projects not seen anywhere else in the nation (or in the world).
Washington, DC’s image has taken a hit, but the region is doing as much—if not more—than any other region in the country when it comes to innovative transportation technologies, practices, and policies.
October 6, 2016 – The mayor of Pittsburgh, PA was in town last week to talk about the self-driving car deployment going on in his city.
September 22, 2016 – A House committee recently approved legislation that would allow federal employees to use their transit benefits for on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft.