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Issue / Transit Technology

Technology has shifted both the actual transportation services available and the way that riders interact with transportation options. From demand management systems, intelligent traffic signals, vehicle automation, and new mobility options, technology is altering how the transportation system functions. While the long term outcome of recent mobility additions like ride-hailing services and dockless electric scooters is unknown, these services have already begun to influence regulation and legislation in cities and states. In some cases, technology has also changed the user experience by, for example, making it easier for transit riders to access the bus schedule and to see when their next bus will arrive.

USDOT Moving Forward with AV Policy 3.0, Including Truck and Bus Automation

January 12, 2018 At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced...

UpRouted: Exploring Microtransit in the United States

In the United States, public transportation agencies are experimenting with on-demand, shared, and dynamic models to augment...

Upcoming Capitol Hill Events – January 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation - full committee field hearing on "Driving Automotive...

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...

Moving Transportation and Technology Away from Ableism

While one-third of the U.S. population (and counting) has grown accustomed to hailing an Uber or a Lyft to get around quickly and...

Senate Prepares Its Own Autonomous Vehicles Regulation Proposal

September 18, 2017 On September 8, the Senate Commerce Committee circulated a preliminary draft of a bill that could create the...

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’...

Op-Ed: The Future of Transportation Is Unremarkable

July 7, 2017 Being stuck in traffic provides ample time to dream up creative ideas for revolutionizing how we travel. Tech magnate...

Movin’On: Reimagining Mobility in Montreal

June 23, 2017 At first glance it would seem unusual that Michelin, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, would...

An “Unprecedented Mobility Revolution?” We’ve Been Here Before

“They are designed to make automobile collisions impossible and to eliminate completely traffic congestion.” Norman Bel Geddes,...

Research Partnerships Will Advance Safe and Effective AV Deployment

June 1, 2017 From Uber to Google to GM, private companies have dominated the headlines around automated vehicle (AV) development –...

Adopting and Adapting: States and Automated Vehicles

Overview Automated vehicles are challenging the status quo of transportation networks and the policies that support them. The...

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