May 11, 2017 – Maintaining America’s leadership in the development of automated vehicle technology is critical, and now is the time to develop a federal AV certification system.
Eno Transportation Weekly
An alternative to the conventional regulatory process, called negotiated rulemaking, has the potential to be a more viable and efficient rulemaking process that can speed up the development of new regulations for AVs.
Washington has not upgraded transport efficiency in decades, but permitting Twin 33s nationwide would be a great place to start.
Twin 33-foot trailers towed in tandem would not only further degrade our already- deteriorating infrastructure, but they also pose a direct threat to the safety of all road users.
While many many are already calling the Administration’s budget proposal “dead in the water” one item should not be dismissed: spinning off the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system to an independent, nonprofit entity. Doing so would remove roughly $11 to $12 billion per year from the federal budget, and over 35,000 federal employees could be off the federal payroll.
In which a longtime author of NHTSA vehicle safety regulations explains the process by which federal regulations are developed.
It’s no accident that 34 of the world’s top 100 airports are either fully or partly privatized. If the Trump Administration is serious about attracting large-scale private capital to revamp and improve U.S. infrastructure, airport privatization is an ideal place to start.
While the U.S. had long been considered the gold standard in aviation technology and safety, the nation has begun to lose its edge and is falling behind its peers while the rest of the world surpasses it in innovation.
Federal regulators traditionally have skewed towards prescriptive policies, instead of clearly defining the problem and the desired result. Within the context of bipartisan regulatory reform, the freight rail industry believes policymakers should embrace non-prescriptive regulatory tools, like performance-based regulations, where appropriate.
Kelley Coyner and Lisa Nisenson led the capstone session of Eno’s Capital Convergence, Taking it to the Streets: Creating the Strategies to bring an AV Shuttle to the Region At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, technology leaders like David Woessner of Local Motors demonstrated that transformative transportation technologies – including autonomous vehicles (AVs) – already exist […]
Smart transportation technologies, including ridesharing, automated, and connected vehicles, must be incorporated into cities in a way that complements our existing transportation system.
While it is fun and sometimes productive to imagine potential scenarios, speculation about an unknown future dominate the conversations, and are crowding out discussion of some of the valuable things that these technologies can accomplish in the short term.
Fortunately, the push for safer roads is getting stronger. Inspired by European cities, the Vision Zero movement is an all hands on deck approach to transportation safety focused on improvements to streets and sidewalks, lights and lanes, as well as education and enforcement.
Washington, DC’s image has taken a hit, but the region is doing as much—if not more—than any other region in the country when it comes to innovative transportation technologies, practices, and policies.
Shares of construction-related stocks have jumped since election night based on optimism a Trump administration will make improving the country’s infrastructure a priority. But after 15-30% gains in many industry-related stock prices over the past couple of weeks, have investors built too lofty expectations into a potential stimulus plan for which details have yet to be defined?