Issue / Traffic Safety

New AV START Discussion Draft Addresses Some Stakeholder Concerns

December 5, 2018 (amended Dec. 7) The AV START bill (S. 1885), providing the first federal framework for addressing autonomous...

Comparative Print of Dec. 3, 2018 Version of AV START Act

This is a comparative print (known within Congress as a "Ramseyer Rule Print") of S. 1855, the AV START Act. We took the text of S....

AV START Act – Summary of Changes Made in December 3, 2018 Revised Draft

This is a document prepared by the staff of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee summarizing the changes made in...

AV START Act – December 3, 2018 Revised Discussion Draft

This is the text of a revised "discussion draft" of S. 1885, the AV START Act, circulated by the staffs of Senate Commerce, Science and...

Uber Releases VSSA Including Need for “Tractable, Credible” Safety Metrics

November 8. 2018 Uber has released its Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA).  The United States DOT introduced VSSAs in their...

Key Stakeholders Provide Comment on CAFE Standards Revision

November 2, 2018 In August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Op-Ed: Cities are Looking to Change the “Rules of the Road”

October 25, 2018 This week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration announced a number of plans to rethink the flow of...

USDOT Outlays Drop 1.2% in FY18; TIFIA Estimates, Airport Grant Displacement, High-Speed Rail to Blame

October 17, 2018 The books have closed on fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, and this week, the Treasury Department...

Guest Op-Ed: Autonomous, Electric and Shared – One of These Is Not Like the Others

October 10, 2018 One of the most popular terms in the autonomous vehicle world is the belief—or goal—that vehicles in the future...

Visualizing Future Highway Trust Fund Liabilities

October 12, 2018 Presentations of future Highway Trust Fund financial operations are generally done on a cash flow basis, and...

2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years

October 5, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the annual estimate of fatalities from highway accidents...

DOT Releases Version 3.0 of Autonomous Vehicle Guidance

October 4, 2018 At a public event this morning, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released her department's long-awaited "AV 3.0"...

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