Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Transit technology

Op-Ed: How Los Angeles is Adapting Urban Mobility for our Digital Age

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.

Senate Hearing Examines State and Local Infrastructure Needs

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.”

Upcoming Capitol Hill Events – January 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.

FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation

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.

Interview with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel

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.

Op-Ed: The Future of Transportation Is Unremarkable

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.

Movin’On: Reimagining Mobility in Montreal

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.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 15, 2017

(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 […]

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 20, 2017

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.

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