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Eno Transportation Weekly

Articles by Alice Grossman
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Microtransit, Public transit
House T&I Looks at Mobility on Demand

June 27, 2019 – The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a sparsely attended roundtable on June 25 to begin to familiarize members with new transportation options and their interaction with traditional public transportation services.

Automated vehicles, NHTSA
NHTSA Asks for Comments on Automated Driving Rule

May 31, 2019 – On May 28, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting public comments on proposed testing and verification rules for automated driving system-dedicated vehicles (ADS-DVs) with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

Aircraft, Airlines, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance, Homeland security, space, Unmanned aerial systems
House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation

March 21, 2019 – On Tuesday, March 12 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on the Future of Aviation touching on a mélange of emerging trends in aviation and aerospace.

Microtransit, Public transit, Public/private partnerships, Resilience, Shared vehicles, TNCs, Transit technology
Insights from the National Shared Mobility Summit

March 8, 2019 – This week, professionals in transit, micromobility, carsharing, and ride-hailing gathered together in Chicago for the Fifth Annual Shared Mobility Summit hosted by the Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC). Preceding the Summit, SUMC (in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration) hosted a daylong workshop on the newly funded Mobility on Demand (MOD) On-Ramp Program.

Federal governance, Governance, Local governance, State governance, Transit technology, Transit workforce
Reform or Revolution? Preparing Transportation’s institutions for the Future

February 22, 2019 – Eno and the Reason Foundation recently gathered 24 leading academics, current and former agency heads, and other experts for a two-day workshop on institutional reform. The goal was to understand the current governance challenges and ways in which the transportation industry may consider ways to rethink it.

accessibility, ADA, equity, Pedestrian, Pedestrian safety
Sidewalk Stakeholder Engagement and Underlying Equity Concerns

February 22, 2019 State DOTs, MPOs, and cities across the country have good examples of robust asset management systems and project prioritization methods for highways, local roads, transit projects, and freight projects, but examples of methodological pedestrian planning are rare.

Automated vehicles, Bridges, connected vehicles, Cybersecurity, emissions, Environment, FASTLANE, Federal governance, Fuel tax, Governance, Highways, Interstate Highway System, Traffic safety
What Is the Future of the Interstate Highway System? TRB Consensus Study Released

December 7, 2018 – Three years and two days after the enactment of the FAST Act, the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released their study of the future of the Interstate Highway System commissioned by section 6021 of that law.

accessibility, ADA, Automated vehicles, Buses, Commuter Rail, Dockless, Pedestrian, Public transit, Rail, Railroads, TNCs, Transit technology
Op-Ed: Remembering George H.W. Bush and the ADA

December 5, 2018 – As the nation paused for the funeral of President George Herbert Walker Bush, his lasting mark on our transportation system shows through every time a bus kneels and deploys a ramp. Making transportation accessible to everyone is vitally important and has dramatically improved since his presidency.

Environment, Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Project Delivery, Public transit, Rail, Railroads
Agencies Issue Final Rule to Streamline Federal Permitting

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.

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