Eno Transportation Weekly

Articles by Alice Grossman
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.

equity, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Land use, Microtransit, Public transit, TNCs
Debate on Transit Subsidies Prompts More Agreement than Expected

October 5, 2018 – On October 2, the Cato institute hosted transit network design expert Jarrett Walker, of Jarrett Walker + Associates and Cato’s own transportation thinker, Randall O’Toole. The two discussed the past, present, and future of public transportation in the United States, agreeing on many issues such as the importance of freedom of mobility, benefits of private investment, and the disparity between transit needs in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Transit technology, Workforce development
DOT Seeks to Designate Two New University Transportation Centers

September 27, 2018 – On September 21, the USDOT announced the availability of new grants for two additional University Transportation Centers (UTCs). UTCs conduct research, provide education and workforce development, and deliver technology transfer to potential users.

Automated vehicles, connected vehicles, Traffic safety, Transit technology
Carving a Path Forward on Connected Vehicles

September 26, 2018 – A panel of transportation and short-range communications experts argued this week that DSRC technology exists now and can provide safety benefits, and therefore should be implemented as soon and as ubiquitously as possible.

Airports, Appropriations, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Cybersecurity, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Public transit
Summary of Final Compromise TSA Modernization Act

September 26, 2018 – The following is a summary overview of the aviation and surface transportation security provisions of the compromise legislation to be considered by Congress this week.

Automated vehicles, FAST Act, FASTLANE, Highways, Traffic safety, Transit technology, Transit workforce, Workforce development
Op-Ed: Better Communicating the Role of Technology in Transportation

September 20, 2018 – The fact that long-discussed questions still dominate transportation technology hearings speaks to missed opportunities or inefficiencies in communicating with decision-makers and their offices.

Environment, FASTLANE, Federal governance, Governance, Project Delivery
Congress Again Examines Environmental Streamlining

September 13, 2018 – Environmental regulation streamlining has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill recently as infrastructure projects in the United States inch forward while building on the other side of the globe accelerates.

Automated vehicles, connected vehicles, Cybersecurity
Are AV Manufacturers Prepared for Cyber Attacks?

As technology becomes increasingly coupled with personal and commercial vehicles, cyber security concerns have increased among the general public, OEMs, and policy makers.  On July 24th, The Wilson Center brought together experts in the field for a panel on Security and The Connected Vehicle, which covered connected vehicle (CV) and automated vehicle (AV) cyber security. The event highlighted the lack of preparedness of the auto industry to protect against cyber attacks, the inevitable insecurity of AV technology, and the importance of maintaining focus on this critical element of new mobility options.

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