Eno Transportation Weekly

Articles by Christopher Oster
Dockless, Microtransit, Shared vehicles, Transit workforce
Shared Scooters Can Be Good for the Environment… If You Remove the Automobile

August 15, 2019 – Since the recent introduction of scooters, some cities have piloted or allowed them on all streets as a potential means to reduce vehicle miles traveled. But similar to their ride-hailing peers, it has been difficult for cities to assess whether these devices are, in fact, replacing vehicle trips or siphoning away walkers and cyclists.

connected vehicles, Pedestrian safety, Public health, Traffic safety
House Panel Probes Proposed Bills in Car Safety Hearing

July 26, 2019 – With over 40,000 deaths attributed to on and off-road related vehicle incident in 2017 and 2018, vehicle related fatalities has made itself a persistent problem in the United States. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on “Legislation to make cars in America Safer” on Wednesday, July 24.

Aviation, FAA, Rail, STB
FAA, STB Nominees Advanced in Senate

July 11, 2019 – Stephen Dickson, nominee for the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), had his nomination advanced from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Wednesday, July 10. The vote was 14-12 on party lines in favor of advancing the nomination to the full Senate. The committee also approved Michelle Schultz for an open seat on the Surface Transportation Board by voice vote.

Fuel Economy
House Subcommittees Look at Trump CAFE Rollback

June 21, 2019 – The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittees on Environment and Climate Change, and on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a joint hearing Thursday, June 20 on efforts by the Trump administration to roll back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

House Energy and Commerce Examines Its Own Infrastructure Bill

May 24, 2019 – “Infrastructure” means much more than just the public works that support transportation, and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a full committee hearing on the 2019 version of the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act (LIFT) – providing funding for infrastructure programs under that panel’s very broad jurisdiction – on May 22.

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