Eno Transportation Weekly

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Scenario Planning for Automated Vehicles

In region after region, a growing chorus of leaders are calling for their city and metropolitan area to plan for a future of automated vehicles (AVs). Often these calls fall along a binary argument between what analysts call the “heaven’ and ‘hell’ scenarios (or ‘utopia’ or ‘dystopia’ visions) for AVs.

When Cycling Philosophies Collide: Furth Versus Forrester

There are two well-established camps when it comes to cycling infrastructure policy. The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) last month in Davis, California recently played host to a clash between these two philosophies.

Industry Urges Congress to Act on Autonomous Vehicles

February 17, 2017 – At a February 14 hearing before House Energy & Commerce’s newly-minted Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, automakers and Lyft made an impassioned appeal to Congress:

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Three Things to Know About the Other Smart Cities

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.

Bridging the Gap: Secretary Foxx’s Legacy of Choice

January 5, 2017 A key theme throughout Anthony Foxx’s tenure as USDOT Secretary has been expanding options and opportunities in American transportation networks. Foxx strove to engage community leaders, industry, and private citizens across all disciplines to develop right-size and right-fit solutions for pressing transportation issues.

California Town Builds Wide Coalition to Win Rural TIGER Grant

August 10, 2016 – Of the nine rural TIGER grants awarded at the end of last year, a streetscape project in the City of Live Oak, California stood out as a prime example of how a municipality can leverage their county, state, and federal representatives to successfully navigate the application process – to the tune of $10 million.

Senate Hearing Examines Self-Driving Cars

March 17, 2016 – A Senate hearing this week asked what Congress and the Federal government should do about self-driving capabilities. The hearing brought together some of the top technology companies in the industry to talk about where driverless technology is headed and how the Federal government can play role.

Three Steps to Improving Intercity Transportation in the Amtrak Reauthorization

With the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) heading to conference, the legislative action on infrastructure and transportation turns to passenger rail. The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) expired on September 30. Looking back, 2008 seems a long way from where we are today politically.

Virginia’s Transportation Funding Proposal and the User-Pay Concept

Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal for funding transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been the subject of a flurry of discussion in the transportation community. The proposal would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate its gasoline tax (although it would keep a tax on diesel, effectively meaning trucks, in place).

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