It is an exciting time in the transportation industry. Never before have we seen technology revolutionize transportation systems so quickly and so dramatically.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Transit technology
Census data is critical for a myriad of research areas, including public health, education, economics, and of course infrastructure and transportation. This data is vital to transportation planners to understand the past and plan for the future in land use and transportation.
Given its position as the largest, densest metropolitan region in the US, the City of Los Angeles stands to reap the most benefits or possibly suffer the greatest negative effects of the arrival of disruptive transportation technologies and new business models that rest on the acceleration of shared mobility, machine learning, clean energy, and big data. Urban Mobility in a Digital Age established LADOT’s vision for mobility in Los Angeles, anchored on the foundation of actively managed electric, shared, autonomous mobility that tackles congestion, enables economic mobility, enables equitable outcomes, and saves lives.
March 16, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: State and Local Transportation Needs.”
(The House of Representatives is not in session this week, so no hearings.
January 12, 2018 – At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced USDOT’s first public steps to advance the next generation of federal automated vehicle (AV) policies in 2018.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee field hearing on “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies” (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., Washington Convention Center (West Salon Room), Washington D.C.
December 8, 2017 – On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential benefits of vehicle automation for public transit. Dubbed the Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan, it will serve as a guide for the agency and transit stakeholders through FY 2022.
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On September 8, the Senate Commerce Committee circulated a preliminary draft of a bill that could create the nation’s first-ever laws around autonomous vehicles. ETW compares this draft with the SELF DRIVE Act recently passed by the House.
ETW recently spoke with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel, a Daimler-owned company that is works with city agencies to expand residents’ mobility options by seamlessly connecting them with public transit, TNCs, bikeshare, and other modes of transportation. The company has partnered with 17 transit agencies across the U.S.
Futuristic transportation modes would undoubtedly change the nature of transportation, but widespread implementation is not realistic. Too much attention on ultramodern technology in transportation distracts us from the mundane but crucial improvements that must be made to the existing system. It also leapfrogs over incredible advances in automated vehicles, a revolutionary technology that still needs time and attention before widespread operation on public roadways.
June 23, 2017 – But in an era of disruptive newcomers and tech-driven innovation, the Movin’On conference was a prime example of how established players in transportation are working to adapt to shifting consumer preferences.
The rise of urban freeways offers a number of lessons on how to manage new transportation technologies. AVs promise changes on a wide scale and, depending on how they are rolled out, could have positive or negative effects on communities and the environment.
Partnerships between universities, government, and private companies are vital for the development of automated vehicles, and will ultimately contribute to a greater understanding of this technology on a national scale.
May 19, 2017 – Former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other experts addressed a seminar on the future of mobility this week.
(The timing of all Senate hearings should be double-checked on the day of, since unanimous consent is required to allow committees to meet while the Senate is in session and such consent may be objected to over the FBI Director’s firing.) Tuesday, May 16 – Senate Environment and Public Works – Subcommittee on Transportation and […]
April 14, 2017 – Could taxation help alleviate the harms that automation could bring to the transportation workforce?
March 17, 2017 – A House hearing week examined how communities are implementing emerging technology and sophisticated data collection methods across the United States.
Tuesday, March 21 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials – subcommittee roundtable discussion of emerging railroad technologies (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.