Eno Transportation Weekly

Articles by Greg Rogers
Freight, Highways, Rail, Senate EPW Committee
Senate Committee Examines Freight Movement Challenges

December 20, 2017 – On December 20, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to review the state of freight movement in the United States across every mode and the need for further investments in infrastructure.

Congress Launches Push to Harmonize CAFE Standards

December 20, 2017 – Last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) launched its newest initiative in vehicle regulations with a December 12 hearing, titled “Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles.”

NTSB, Safety, Senate Commerce Committee
Senate Commerce Advances NTSB Reauthorization Bill

December 20, 2017 – At an executive session on December 13, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved a bill to reauthorize the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Automated Vehicles, Senate
Autonomous Vehicle Bills Stuck in Park Until 2018

December 21, 2017 – The automated vehicle (AV) legislation in Congress has been put in park until next year, despite being in the fast lane for the past several months. Confronted with limited floor time and a number of concerns raised during Sen. John Thune’s (R-SD) attempt to hotline the bill, AV START (S.

Automated Vehicles, FTA, Research, Transit
FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation

December 8, 2017 – On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential benefits of vehicle automation for public transit. Dubbed the Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan, it will serve as a guide for the agency and transit stakeholders through FY 2022.

Autonomous Vehicles, Senate Commerce Committee
Thune Initiates “Hotline” of AV START

December 1, 2017 – Before the year comes to a close, Senate Commerce chairman John Thune (R-SD) is attempting to rally his colleagues to pass a bill that would create the nation’s first automated vehicle (AV) laws, AV START (S. 1885). Yesterday, Thune initiated the “hotline” process for the bill.

FMCSA, Trucking
FMCSA Adjusts Course on Electronic Logging Devices

November 21, 2017 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is taking steps to ensure a smooth transition to electronic logging devices (ELDs) for commercial motor vehicles, agency officials announced yesterday.

Autonomous Vehicles, Senate
AV Bills Are Gathering Momentum Once Again

November 16, 2017 – ETW has learned from representatives of industry and advocacy groups engaged in the process that the AV START Act might be “hotlined” before the end of the month.

Amtrak, FMCSA, Nominations, NTSB, Senate Commerce Committee
Senate Commerce Questions Four Trump Transportation Nominees

November 1, 2017 – On October 31, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee convened a hearing to consider four of President Trump’s transportation nominees, amidst a growing backlog of transportation nominees in the upper chamber.