Eno Transportation Weekly

Articles by Paul Lewis
Buses, Governance, Highways, Managed lanes, Public transit, Public/private partnerships, State governance
Op-Ed: How to Make the Most of Maryland’s HOT Lane Proposal

A good HOT lane project has to be done carefully. And although ambitious, the proposal from Governor Hogan is light on details. Based on best practices from around the world, Maryland should include these features when developing its plan.

Automated vehicles, Traffic safety
Clarity for the Automated Vehicle Ethics Debate

A new report from Germany takes the issue of AV ethics head on and provides clear guidelines for tough ethical situations. It also provides recommendations for how governments and private industry should approach them.

Public transit, Transit technology
Op-Ed: The Future of Transportation Is Unremarkable

Futuristic transportation modes would undoubtedly change the nature of transportation, but widespread implementation is not realistic. Too much attention on ultramodern technology in transportation distracts us from the mundane but crucial improvements that must be made to the existing system. It also leapfrogs over incredible advances in automated vehicles, a revolutionary technology that still needs time and attention before widespread operation on public roadways.

FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Freight, Governance
Life in the FASTLANE

February 17, 2017 – On February 15, Eno released a white paper that outlines how to best shape future federal discretionary grant programs. The paper uses the FASTLANE grant program, created in 2015 as part of the FAST Act, as a case study and suggests how Congress and the Administration can improve upon federal discretionary grants when creating new discretionary grant programs or upgrading the existing one.

emissions, Pedestrian safety, Public transit, Shared vehicles, TNCs, Traffic safety, Transit technology
Let’s Be Real About Transportation and Technology

While it is fun and sometimes productive to imagine potential scenarios, speculation about an unknown future dominate the conversations, and are crowding out discussion of some of the valuable things that these technologies can accomplish in the short term.

Federal governance, Governance, Local governance, Transit technology
USDOT Announces Seven “Smart Cities” Finalists

March 17, 2016 – USDOT announced seven finalists for a “Smart Cities” challenge. The winner will get up to $40 million in Federal funds and another $10 million from Vulcan Inc., founded by Paul Allen, to one mid-sized U.S.

A driverless car
accessibility, Automated vehicles, equity, Federal governance, Governance, TNCs, Traffic safety
Senate Hearing Examines Self-Driving Cars

March 17, 2016 – A Senate hearing this week asked what Congress and the Federal government should do about self-driving capabilities. The hearing brought together some of the top technology companies in the industry to talk about where driverless technology is headed and how the Federal government can play role.

Automated vehicles, Freight, Public transit, Shared vehicles, Transit technology
Eno Releases Workshop White Paper on “Emerging Technology Trends in Transportation”

Technology has been rapidly changing society, the economy, and the way people live, work, and interact with each other. Driven in part by smartphones, a substantial increase in inexpensive computing power, and “the Internet of things,” technologies are fundamentally changing access to information and services.

Environment, Federal governance, Freight, Freight rail, Governance, Rail safety, Traffic safety, Trucking
USDOT Releases Draft of National Freight Strategic Plan

After much anticipation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released the draft National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP) for public comment and review.

Automated vehicles, Bicycle, data, Dockless, Public transit, Shared vehicles, TNCs, Transit technology
Eno Begins Work on Exploring “Digital Cities”

Today, ubiquitous wireless network availability, an ever-growing array of mobile applications, Big Data, and societal/demographic changes have created an environment in which information systems, shared vehicles, and on-demand services play an increasing role in metropolitan transportation

Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Freight, Freight rail, Governance, ports, Railroads, Trucking
Funding for freight can be a critical element for the next transportation bill

The United States currently lacks a comprehensive national freight policy. Over the past several years, there has been extensive discussion regarding the need to develop a national program of investment in freight and goods movement. Numerous organizations have weighed in on the need for a multimodal federal program for freight investments.

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