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Issue / People & The Environment

As a means to an end, it is important that the transportation system be accessible and usable by different types of people aiming to get to different places. Federal rules for accessibility and nondiscrimination are behind most funding streams, and local rules also augment requirements to make the transportation system usable for everyone. Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the US. While automobiles have become more efficient over time due to fuel efficiency and emissions standards, these improvements are offset by an overall increase in vehicle miles traveled. Increased demand for trucking and air travel have contributed toward emissions. Proposals for achieving transportation emissions reduction goals at all levels of government include electrification, increased investment in active and shared transportation, and improved land use.

House Tees Up Revamp of an Automated Vehicle Bill

On Tuesday, February 11, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce held a hearing...

Guest Op-Ed: Don’t Be Fooled; Same-Day Delivery Isn’t Really Free

50 years ago, when normal people could change their own oil, a mechanic in a television advertisement counseled that replacing the oil...

FHWA Gives Out $2B in FY20 General Fund Highway Formula Funding

The Federal Highway Administration has apportioned to states the $2 billion in additional highway formula funding from general revenues...

The FY21 Transit CIG Budget: LA Westside 3 Added, Portal North Upgraded, Significant New Funding Requested

The Trump Administration's fiscal 2021 budget request includes $1.9 billion for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment...

How Much of a Gas Tax Increase Would the Trump Reauthorization Plan Require?

After we had a couple of days to digest the Trump Administration's ten-year, $810 million surface transportation reauthorization...

Water Infrastructure Funding Takes Hit In Trump FY21 Budget

The Trump Administration is proposing $2.5 billion in cuts to federal water infrastructure programs in fiscal year 2021. Corps of...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 24, 2020

Congress is in recess the week of February 17 (President's Day week), but the week after that, we have this to look forward...

Cities Deploy Smart-Parking Technologies

“Some cities are experimenting with variable price parking, dynamically priced, so parking spaces are always available, relative to...

Driverless Shuttles Make Headway in the U.S.

Paul Lewis comments on how shuttle companies are trying to have a platform to test their products, to see how well their vehicles and...

Webinar: Data on Demand

This webinar is an overview of Data on Demand, which is the second paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the...

Data on Demand: A Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

Data on Demand is the second paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound...

Rapid Response Webinar: The President’s Infrastructure Plan and the FY21 Budget

On February 10, 2020, the Trump Administration released its fiscal 2021 budget request, which includes a ten-year, $810 billion surface...

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