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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.

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...

Anthony Foxx, Robert Moses, and the Future of Mobility

May 19, 2017 “I just read the Power Broker,” former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told a packed room in Washington....

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...

Beyond Speculation Automated Vehicles and Public Policy

Automated vehicle (AV) technology has the potential to completely change how we travel, how we ship goods, and on a larger scale, how...

A Robot Tax Would Help or Harm the Transportation Sector – Maybe Both

April 14, 2017 Recent leaps forward in automation – including self-driving cars, delivery drones, artificial intelligence, and...

Smart City Challenge Finalists Share their Successes with Congress

March 17, 2017  On Thursday, March 16, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials -...

Chao Outlines USDOT Priorities for Infrastructure, Technology

March 3, 2017 After nearly a month of relative silence, Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared at the National...

Guest Op-Ed: When it Comes to Regulation, Focus on the Endzone, Not the Yard Markers

Suppose you injure your shoulder.  You can choose between two specialists of equal training and skill, at two different...

Three Things to Know About the Other Smart Cities

In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched the Smart City Challenge, aiming to help one mid-sized U.S. city...

Two Decades In, Congress Still Pushing for 21st Century Infrastructure

February 2, 2017 At the 21st Century Transportation Infrastructure Symposium, a senior Member of Congress called for a paradigm...

Eno’s Capital Convergence: Implementing Real Mobility Solutions Today

The convergence of transportation and technology is often proclaimed as an imminent future for the industry, something that remains...

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