November 8, 2018 – Uber acknowledges in its newly released Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA) that standard, measurable metrics are necessary to quantify the safety of automated vehicles.
Eno Transportation Weekly
November 8, 2018 – On Tuesday’s ballot, Colorado voters faced two opposing statewide transportation measures. Both failed by roughly the same margin in this latest attempt to deal with funding challenges as the state’s transportation infrastructure needs fail to keep pace with its growing population.
November 9, 2018 – Eno continues to collect and analyze the results of the 314+ transportation ballot measures that appeared before voters this Election Day, but a first look finds that voters approved over $30 billion for transportation this week.
November 9, 2018 – Democrats will have a majority in the House of Representatives next year in the 116th Congress, with a majority that could be almost as large as the one held by Republicans in the 115th Congress. But Republicans have maintained control of the Senate, with their current 51 seats likely to increase to somewhere from 52-54 seats depending on one runoff and two races still counting.
November 9, 2018 – This week’s election results mean that the number of seats on Congressional committees will have to be renegotiated for the new Congress that takes office on January 3 – drastically for the House of Representatives, and slightly for the U.S. Senate.
November 9, 2018 – The election results, along with retirements from Congress, have teed up another biennial edition of Musical Chairs for Adults, a.k.a. the reallocation of chairman and ranking member slots on House and Senate committees and subcommittees.
November 8, 2018 – Voters approved five of the 10 largest transportation ballot measures by dollar amount this Election Day, with four failing and one still too close to call.
November 7, 2018 – Voters considered over 300 transportation-related ballot measures this Election Day. While Eno will have much more extensive analysis in the coming weeks, key transportation ballot measures generally fared well, with some noteworthy exceptions.
November 7, 2018 – 7:30 a.m. – The U.S. House of Representatives will switch to Democratic control on January 3, but with a smaller margin of control than Republicans have now. Meanwhile, Republicans will increase their current 51-49 seat margin in the U.S. Senate to somewhere between 53-47 and 56-44.
November 2, 2018 – With the related announcement that the Eno Center has finally put the entire 57-year run of Traffic Quarterly (1947-1981) and Transportation Quarterly (1982-2003) online, some of the Eno staff have taken a look through those archives and singled out some articles that they found interesting or relevant.
November 2, 2018 – A public comment period for the SAFE Vehicles Rule proposal closed on October 26, with over 400,000 comments submitted on the NHTSA and EPA dockets.
November 2, 2018 – The Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets hosted scholars and a former airline executive on October 30 to discuss the legacy of Airline Deregulation Act (which marked 40 years since enactment last Wednesday) and the current state of American passenger aviation.
November 2, 2018 – There are at least 291 transportation measures on the ballot this November to go along with the 196 that have already appeared before voters earlier this year. Eno is tracking these measures and has released a comprehensive listing of the 2018 transportation ballot measures.
November 2, 2018 – The Department of Transportation and three federal agencies issued a final rule this week that changes agency procedures under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 4(f) (now 49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138)—a step towards fulfilling provisions in recent federal transportation legislation.
November 1, 2018 – While voters across 30 states will see transportation ballot measures this Election Day, Coloradans are set to decide on two: one that funds road projects without raising new revenue, and another that raises the sales tax to fund road and multimodal projects.