POSTPONED – Tuesday, June 20 – Senate Environment and Public Works – Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife – subcommittee hearing on financing and funding water infrastructure – 2:30 p.m., SD-406 Dirksen – POSTPONED because Senate Democrats are objecting to all afternoon committee meetings due to GOP secrecy on the health care bill.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Public/private partnerships
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.
April 14, 2017 – Arlington, Texas has joined Contra Costa County, California in exploring the use of self-driving buses. But do the economics of the deals make sense?
April 18, 2017 – On April 5, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing to review implementation of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act from the state and local perspective.
March 23, 2017 – A series of three interviews with transportation leaders hosted by Axios featured bipartisan perspectives from Emil Frankel of the Eno Center for Transportation, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D), and House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA).
March 17, 2017 – A House hearing week examined how communities are implementing emerging technology and sophisticated data collection methods across the United States.
March 9, 2017 – On March 1, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to assess U.S.
It’s no accident that 34 of the world’s top 100 airports are either fully or partly privatized. If the Trump Administration is serious about attracting large-scale private capital to revamp and improve U.S. infrastructure, airport privatization is an ideal place to start.
March 3, 2017 – President Trump addressed his first joint session of Congress on February 28 and again reiterated his call for a $1 trillion investment in U.S. infrastructure.
February 17, 2017 – On Monday, February 13, the Bipartisan Policy Center announced the launch of the Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure. The coalition seeks to build a broad-based consensus around infrastructure needs in the U.S. and identify methods to close funding gaps while streamlining project execution.
February 8, 2017 – The Reason Foundation released a report last month about the federal barriers to private investment in infrastructure, touching upon a wide range of project types. But given the new infrastructure policies proposed by the Trump Administration, the report is timely but its conclusions about the benefits of private investment – which oftentimes comes from foreign companies – come at an uncertain time.
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.
Smart transportation technologies, including ridesharing, automated, and connected vehicles, must be incorporated into cities in a way that complements our existing transportation system.
January 18, 2017 – Outgoing Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on January 9 gave the keynote address to the 2017 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board and took the opportunity to release the final version of Beyond Traffic 2045, the 30-year forecast (started a few years ago) of how the U.S. transportation system will evolve between now and the year 2045.
January 5, 2017 – The U.S. Senate will spend the rest of this week and early next week debating a budget blueprint for fiscal year 2017 – the fiscal year that started over three months ago.
What better way to start the recovery from a divisive election season than to unite around an inspiring technology, to ensure it is rolled out safely and effectively, to help improve the well-being of citizens, and enter the next generation of transportation with an emphasis on multi-passenger, electric, driverless vehicles operated through a ride sharing network.
November 4, 2016 – In a continuation of one of the latest trends in transportation, D.C.
September 30, 2016 – The Chamber of Commerce’s marquee tech policy forum, TecNation, brought a wide variety of policy wonks, government leaders, and tech leaders together to discuss tech solutions for the modern age.
September 22, 2016 – The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has released a policy agenda detailing how emerging industries can minimize car collisions and maximize consumer safety.
August 17, 2016 – Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has turned to the general public for input on which projects merit the use of the agency’s limited research funding.