Issue / Emissions

Highway Stakeholder Groups Oppose GHG Measurement for Highway Performance

August 24, 2016 On August 19, 2016, a coalition of 23 highway stakeholder groups submitted comments for the record (available here)...

EPA Says It Can Set Fuel Efficiency Standards for Aircraft but Manufacturers Wait for ICAO

August 24, 2016 On July 25, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), operating under authority given to the agency in the Clear...

Highway Stakeholder Comments on GHG Measurement in Highway Performance Rule

Written comments for the record from 23 highway stakeholder groups critical of the idea of including a greenhouse gas metric in the...

Point/Counterpoint: Should Greenhouse Gas Emissions Be Used to Measure Highway Performance?

August 18, 2016 In this week's edition of Point/Counterpoint, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Environment and...

Guest Op-Ed: Congress Did Not Intend Greenhouse Gases to Be Measured for Highway Performance

Guest op-ed by Senator James M. Inhofe (R-OK), chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works August 18, 2016 My...

FTA Requests Public Input for 5-Year Research Plan

August 18, 2016 As the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) develops its department-wide, five-year strategic research plan, the...

New Fuel Economy Rules for Trucks Will Affect HTF Finances

August 18, 2016 This week, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly...

EPW Republican Letter to FHWA on GHG Measurement in Performance Rule

Letter signed by Senate Environment and Public Works chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) and five other Republican Senators filing public...

Guest Op-Ed: Greenhouse Emissions Must Be Measured for Highway System Performance

Guest op-ed by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking minority member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. August 18,...

Autonomous Vehicles: Can They Improve Safety and Accelerate Environmental Progress?

Are autonomous vehicles the “next big thing” to transform our transportation system? If so, how soon, and what are the consequences...

FY16 TIGER and “Low-No” Bus Grants Are Being Announced

July 27, 2016 Per section 185 of the FY16 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, USDOT has to give the House and Senate...

Preparing Our Towns & Cities for a Fleet of Self-Driving Vehicles

A substantial shift in transportation options is emerging, with various technologies advancing to market for connected and highly...

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