March 29, 2019 – Both federal and state tax incentives positively impact preference for electric vehicles, and the provision of public fast charging infrastructure is especially key for increasing adoption of battery electric vehicles .
Eno Transportation Weekly
Tuesday, March 12 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing entitled “Looking Forward: Aviation 2050” (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., HVC-210 The Capitol.
February 8, 2019 – Yesterday, progressive Members of Congress introduced a non-binding resolution calling on Congress to adopt a “Green New Deal.”
January 25, 2019 – Both the spending and revenue sides of the federal-aid highway program are very carbon-centric. Is the present highway program compatible with a “Green New Deal”?
January 9, 2019 – While no silver bullet will fix the woes of urban mobility and access, transportation economists believe that congestion pricing strategies come close. This month, Eno will launch a project to evaluate best practices in congestion pricing techniques.
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.
December 13, 2018 – A bill that would require new cars to operate using more efficient gasoline and sunset the Renewable Fuel Standard drew praise and criticism at a House Subcommittee on Environment hearing Tuesday.
December 7, 2018 – Three years and two days after the enactment of the FAST Act, the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released their study of the future of the Interstate Highway System commissioned by section 6021 of that law.
November 2, 2018 – A public comment period for the SAFE Vehicles Rule proposal closed on October 26, with over 400,000 comments submitted on the NHTSA and EPA dockets.
October 23, 2018 – Washington’s Initiative 1631 (I-1631), the Washington Carbon Emissions Fee and Revenue Allocation Initiative, proposes a fee of $15 per metric ton of industrial, commercial, and transportation-related carbon content.
August 24, 2018 – Today, the Federal Transit Administration announced the recipients of $84.4 million in grants to local transit agencies for the purchase of low-emission or zero-emission buses and related equipment.
August 3, 2018 – Yesterday, the Trump Administration issued a 978-page proposed rule that would freeze corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for automakers after model year 2020 at the MY2020 level. This proposed rule would overturn a decision made in the waning days of the Obama Administration to steadily increase the fuel efficiency standards through model year 2026.
July 20, 2018 – The House of Representatives this week passed a non-binding resolution rejecting the idea of a carbon tax as bad for the economy as one Republican prepares to introduce a bill next week replacing the federal motor fuels tax with a carbon tax.
July 5, 2018 – The nine states of the Multi-State Zero-Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Task Force released a new action plan this week outlining priority actions to rapidly accelerate the adoption of ZEVs in their states.
May 31, 2018 – The Federal Highway Administration has issued a final rule repealing the greenhouse gas measurement standard proposed by the Obama Administration as part of the MAP-21 highway performance measures.
May 31, 2018 – California voters can weigh in on two separate transportation measures on the ballot next Tuesday, June 5. While the two propositions are unrelated, both are attempts to revisit major state legislation that was passed last year.
May 8, 2018–The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment examined the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) and the public policies supporting their growth Tuesday at a hearing, “Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.”
April 27, 2018 — I hope that Tesla, the car company, is ultimately successful. But for transportation policymakers, the bursting of the Tesla hype bubble is an opportunity to refocus on the real, challenging tasks at hand.
March 8, 2018 – On March 7, the House Subcommittee on the Environment held a hearing addressing the future of transportation fuels and vehicles.
Tuesday, March 6 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on the Administration’s infrastructure proposal (Transportation Sec. Chao to testify) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Tuesday, March 6 – House Oversight and Government Reform – Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment – oversight hearing on the U.S.