Author: Christopher Oster

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...

Fuel Efficiency Standards – California vs. the Feds (How We Got Here, and What Comes Next)

California and four major automakers (BMW, VW, Ford, and Honda) signed a voluntary agreement that appears to preempt the Trump...

House Panel Probes Proposed Bills in Car Safety Hearing

With over 40,000 deaths attributed to on and off-road related vehicle incidents in 2017 and 2018, vehicle-related fatalities have made...

FAA Administrator Confirmed, and his Deputy Gets to Keep His Job

The Federal Aviation Administration will finally have a permanent Administrator for the first time since January 7, 2018. After being...

House Climate Panel Debates Technology Investments in the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Sector

July 19, 2019 On July 16,  the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing entitled “Solving the climate crisis:...

There’s No One Way to Build a Cycling City: Lessons from the Dutch and Danish

July 11, 2019 If you posed a question to someone on what culture represents the epitome of cycling, they are likely to respond with...

FAA, STB Nominees Advanced in Senate

Stephen Dickson, nominee for the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), had his nomination advanced from the...

Op-Ed: The Nexus of AVs, Bikes, and Pedestrians: Similar Problems, Similar Solutions

June 19, 2019 As we near the end of this decade, the reality of autonomous vehicle (AV) has never felt more tangible. Low levels of...

House Subcommittees Look at Trump CAFE Rollback

The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittees on Environment and Climate Change, and on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a joint...

Takeaways from the Future Leaders Development Conference: Perspectives from 2019 Alumni

June 14, 2019 (2019 LDC Fellows Pedro Adorno Maldonado, April Gadsby, Jeremy Halpern, De’Von Jennings, Jessica Lazarus, Nicole...

House Hearing Looks at Trucking Workforce, Safety Concerns

June 13, 2019 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing on Wednesday, June 12....

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...

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