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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Public/private partnerships

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 19, 2017

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.

Adopting and Adapting State Policies for Automated Vehicles

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.

Congress Looks at FAST Act Implementation

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.

Does Airport Privatization Have a Future in the 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.

New Bipartisan Coalition Stresses Infrastructure Needs

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.

New Study Touts Private Financing, but Capital Needs an Environment of Certainty

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.

Innovative Transit Partnerships: Three Things to Know

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.

Foxx Keynotes TRB Meeting, Releases Final 30-Year Forecast

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.

Guest Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and Minding the Looming Infrastructure Funding Gap

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.

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