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USDOT Accelerates Work on Automated Vehicles 3.0

February 15, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation is moving forward with the next iteration of its federal policy document on...

Senate Presses Secretary of Transportation on FAA Certification and FY20 Budget Requests

March 28, 2019 The Senate subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing on...

FAA Bill Stalled in House

July 20, 2017 Legislation reauthorizing federal aviation programs and splitting up the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has...

$1.3 Trillion Omnibus Appropriations Package Passes House, Pending in Senate

March 22, 2018 At 1 p.m. today, the House of Representatives passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year...

Speeding Up Electric Vehicle Adoption in the US

March 28, 2019 The transportation sector is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S.,...

PTC Implementation: It Could Be Worse. (In Europe, it Is.)

February 14, 2018 Ten days ago, another fatal Amtrak accident occurred in South Carolina, and once again, the National...

Guest Op-Ed: Data is the Problem and the Solution for Smart Cities

A textual analysis of Smart City grant applications highlights data challenges for decision makers. Throughout the year, there are...

President Submits Full FY 2018 Budget Request

May 25, 2017 On May 23, President Trump submitted his full budget request for fiscal year 2018 to Congress and the public. Called...

Congress Questions Officials on Boeing 737 MAX and FAA Regulations

March 29, 2019 In response to the two recent Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the Senate Subcommittee on...

Is the Mass Transit “New Starts” Program Fundamentally Flawed – and Can Congress Fix It Without Earmarks?

August 9, 2017 The Trump Administration picked a big fight with Congress early on in the transportation budget. In its budget...

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