Point-Counterpoint: Twin 33 Trailer Combinations

ISSUE / Week of April 3, 2017

  • April 07,2017

    Point-Counterpoint: Twin 33 Trailer Combinations

    Freight,Highways
    April 7, 2017 Current federal law (49 U.S.C. §31111(b)) prohibits states from restricting the length of trailers or semitrailers operating on the Interstate Highway System and many other...
  • April 05,2017

    Former SecDOT William Coleman Dies at 96

    April 5, 2017 William T. Coleman, Jr., who served as the fourth U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1975-1977, died on March 31 at his home in Virginia, at age 96. He was the oldest living...
Guest Op-Ed: Twin 33s – Trucking Efficiency, On Demand
Freight,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Trucking

Guest Op-Ed: Twin 33s – Trucking Efficiency, On Demand

"On-demand" - two words driving consumer behavior and supply chain efficiency in today’s economy. American families have grown accustomed to receiving their purchases via two-day, next-day, and...

Guest Op-Ed: Don’t Let Safety Take a Back Seat to Special Interests
Freight,Public health,Traffic Safety,Trucking

Guest Op-Ed: Don’t Let Safety Take a Back Seat to Special Interests

Deadly truck crashes happen every day on our roads and highways across the nation. Unfortunately, this major public health and safety problem is worsening. Since 2009, the number of truck...

Eno, Virginia Review State Policies for Automated Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Buses,Cybersecurity,Governance,Highways,State Governance,Streets,Traffic Safety,Transit Workforce,Trucking Workforce,Workforce development

Eno, Virginia Review State Policies for Automated Vehicles

April 7, 2017 The automotive and tech industries have made significant progress in developing and implementing automated and semi-automated driving features for cars and trucks. The advent of...

Gov. McAuliffe Touts Virginia’s Potential to Test, Manufacture Automated Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Governance,State Governance,Traffic Safety,Transit Workforce,Workforce development

Gov. McAuliffe Touts Virginia’s Potential to Test, Manufacture Automated Vehicles

April 7, 2017 Throughout his tenure, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has been doggedly focused on making Virginia a manufacturing and technology powerhouse. Now in his final year of office,...

Kan Nomination Announced; Rosen, Duke Advance
Federal Governance,Governance

Kan Nomination Announced; Rosen, Duke Advance

April 7, 2017 The White House formally announced on April 6 that President Trump will nominate former Mitch McConnell staffer and current Lyft executive Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of...

House Hearing Looks at Innovation in Aviation
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

House Hearing Looks at Innovation in Aviation

April 7, 2017 On April 4 the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hosted the fourth hearing (out of five planned so far) on the upcoming Federal Aviation...

DOT Releases $768 Million in Emergency Relief Highway Funding
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,State Governance

DOT Releases $768 Million in Emergency Relief Highway Funding

April 7, 2017 “Transportation is a lifeline for communities struggling to recover from floods, hurricanes or other natural disasters,” said Chao. “These funds will help with long-term,...

WMATA’s SafeTrack Successes Overshadowed by Financial Trouble
Commuter Rail,Public transit,Rail

WMATA’s SafeTrack Successes Overshadowed by Financial Trouble

April 7, 2017 On March 29, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing to examine progress and lessons learned since the Washington Area Metropolitan Area Transit...

Is the FAA Botching ATC Modernization?
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance

Is the FAA Botching ATC Modernization?

April 7, 2017 Many of the arguments from those who support air traffic control reform (ATC) (Disclaimer: including the Eno Center’s Aviation Working Group), revolve around Congress and the...

Senate Looks at GA, Rural Aviation Issues
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Looks at GA, Rural Aviation Issues

April 7, 2017 On April 6, the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hosted a hearing on general aviation (GA)...

Senate Commerce OK’s Surface-Maritime Security Bill
Amtrak,Appropriations,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Rail,Railroads

Senate Commerce OK’s Surface-Maritime Security Bill

April 7, 2017 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on April 5 approved legislation making changes and improvements to the other-than-aviation authorization laws for the...

Eno Announces 2017 Future Leaders Class

Eno Announces 2017 Future Leaders Class

Each year, the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are...

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