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Articles by Greg Rogers
Autonomous Vehicles, NHTSA
USDOT Revamps Voluntary Guidance for AV Manufacturers (Pt. 2)

Although USDOT’s new voluntary guidance is focused on manufacturers, it addresses many of the questions that the transportation and city planning sectors – and society at large – have been asking: will AVs be capable of safe operation? How will humans interact with them? Are cybersecurity risks being addressed?

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Senate Commerce Committee
Senate Prepares Its Own Autonomous Vehicles Regulation Proposal

On September 8, the Senate Commerce Committee circulated a preliminary draft of a bill that could create the nation’s first-ever laws around autonomous vehicles. ETW compares this draft with the SELF DRIVE Act recently passed by the House.

Autonomous Vehicles, NHTSA
Secretary Chao Revamps Federal Policies for Automated Vehicles (Pt. 1)

September 12, 2017 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its first revision to the federal government’s policies around automated vehicles (AVs). Speaking at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a test site for advanced vehicle t… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO […]

Autonomous Vehicles, Senate Comm Committee
Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bill Now Expected to Include Self-Driving Trucks

On September 5, the House passed the SELF DRIVE Act – a bill that zoomed through the legislative process in a few short months with bipartisan support (almost) completely throughout.

But on the other side of the Hill, the upper chamber continues to live up to its reputation of being – as President James Buchanan put it best – “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Cities, House, House Energy & Commerce Committee, NHTSA
SELF DRIVE Act Zooms Through House with Bipartisan Support

Fresh off of a month-long recess, the House hit the ground running with a few bipartisan victories. Among them: passing a bill that may become the nation’s first laws around automated vehicles (AVs)…

Appropriations, ATC, Autonomous Vehicles, Aviation, FAA, FY17, FY18
Congress Faces Busy September On Spending, Debt, AVs, Aviation

September 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Congress returns to the nation’s capital today (the House at 2 p.m.; the Senate at 3 p.m.) for a busy month’s work. The House is scheduled to vote on omnibus FY 2018 appropriations, the first tranche of FY 2017 relief for areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and the first federal legislation regulating autonomous vehicles this week. Later this month, the House may take up legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.

Autonomous Vehicles, Congress, House, Self-Driving Cars, Senate
House, Senate AV Bills Hit Recess Roadblocks As Skeptics Dig In

August 24, 2017 Shortly before Congress left for recess, the House Energy & Commerce passed an automated vehicle (AV) regulation bill by an almost unheard-of margin of 54 to 0. Legislators and the audience alike clapped and shook hands after the unanimous vote, which followed a healthy serving of bipartisan backslapping. The committee’s bill was […]

Interview with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel

ETW recently spoke with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel, a Daimler-owned company that is works with city agencies to expand residents’ mobility options by seamlessly connecting them with public transit, TNCs, bikeshare, and other modes of transportation. The company has partnered with 17 transit agencies across the U.S. including TriMet in Portland, CTA and Pace […]

FTA, Mass Transit, PPP, Transit
FTA Announces Proposed Rule for Private Investment in Transit

August 9, 2017 – The Trump Administration’s mission to “unleash” private investment in transportation projects continued last week when the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposed rule to facilitate public-private partnerships in public transportation.

Gateway, Nominations, Senate, Senate Commerce Committee
More Transportation Nominees Move Through Senate

August 4, 2017 – At an executive session on August 2, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved four of President Trump’s nominees to positions at USDOT. Two of those made it into the traditional pre-August-recess en bloc package of dozens of nominations approved by the Senate on August 3.

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee
House Energy & Commerce Unanimously Passes AV Bill

July 28, 2017 – On July 27, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) unanimously approved what may become the first federal law regulating self-driving vehicles. The final vote tally was 54-0 – a margin that would be impossible for practically anything else in Congress today.

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Smart Cities
House Committee Overhauls Autonomous Vehicle Bill 12 Hours Before Markup

July 27, 2017 | 9:00am Late last night, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) released the text of the self-driving vehicle legislation that will be marked up by the full committee at 10:00am today. This follows the unanimous approva… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account […]

FHWA, Highways
House Appropriators Fuel FHWA Font Fight

July 20, 2017 – This summer, Congress is wrestling with the prospect of an as-yet unseen trillion-dollar infrastructure package, a contentious battle over privatizing air traffic control, partisan divisions over motor vehicle standards for emerging technologies, and – you guessed it – changing the font of highway signs.

Autonomous Vehicles, Senate Commerce Committee
Senate Commerce Previewing AV Bills

July 18, 2017 – The Senate Commerce Committee staff has allowed some stakeholders to confidentially view drafts of its legislative package for AVs. Sources familiar with the drafts have indicated that the legislation is split across 15 sections totaling approximately 30 pages.

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee
House Panel Unanimously Approves Autonomous Vehicle Bill

July 20, 2017 – On July 19, the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee (DCCP) of House Energy & Commerce (E&C) met for a markup of what may become the nation’s first laws around self-driving technology.

Appropriations, Autonomous Vehicles, FMCSA, FY18, House Energy & Commerce Committee, NHTSA, Senate Commerce Committee
Congress Gearing Up for a Busy Week of Self-Driving Policy

July 18 2017 – The House and Senate are taking big steps on autonomous vehicle legislation this week, while the House Appropriations Committee has provided $100 million towards AV research.