Eno Transportation Weekly

House Failure To Pass 6-Month FAA Extension Provokes Questions

September 25, 2017 -10:30 p.m. The U.S. House of Representatives this evening failed to pass extending Federal Aviation Administration programs and Airport and Airway Trust Fund taxes and spending authority for six months. The vote was held under the expedited “suspension of the rules” procedure which requires a two-thirds vote for passage, and the roll […]

Autonomous Vehicles, NHTSA
USDOT Revamps Voluntary Guidance for AV Manufacturers (Pt. 2)

Although USDOT’s new voluntary guidance is focused on manufacturers, it addresses many of the questions that the transportation and city planning sectors – and society at large – have been asking: will AVs be capable of safe operation? How will humans interact with them? Are cybersecurity risks being addressed?

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder perspectives on water infrastructure needs (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. POSTPONED – Wednesday, September 27 –  House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on  Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder perspectives on […]

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Senate Commerce Committee
Senate Prepares Its Own Autonomous Vehicles Regulation Proposal

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.

FHWA, Nominations, PHMSA, Transition
White House Nominates FHWA, PHMSA Administrators

September 14, 2017 – President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino III to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration and Howard “Skip” Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.

Autonomous Vehicles, NHTSA
Secretary Chao Revamps Federal Policies for Automated Vehicles (Pt. 1)

September 12, 2017 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its first revision to the federal government’s policies around automated vehicles (AVs). Speaking at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a test site for advanced vehicle t… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO […]

ATC, Aviation, FAA
Governance of a Nonprofit ATC Provider: A Primer

September 8, 2017 – How would the governance structure of a private non-profit air traffic control corporation work? In this article we’ll provide an overview of the proposed governance model, and how it has been implemented by the Canadians in their own nonprofit ATC provider, NAV CANADA.