New AV START Discussion Draft Addresses Some Stakeholder Concerns

ISSUE / Week of December 3, 2018

  • December 05,2018

    New AV START Discussion Draft Addresses Some Stakeholder Concerns

    Automated Vehicles,Bicycle
    December 5, 2018 (amended Dec. 7) The AV START bill (S. 1885), providing the first federal framework for addressing autonomous vehicles, was approved unanimously in Senate committee 14 months ago...
  • December 07,2018

    What Is the Future of the Interstate Highway System? TRB Consensus Study Released

    Automated Vehicles,Bridges
    December 6, 2018 Three years and two days after the enactment of the FAST Act, the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released their study...
Guest Op-Ed: New Mobility Advice for Cities
Bicycle,Dockless,Environment,Equity,Pedestrian safety,TNCs,Traffic Safety

Guest Op-Ed: New Mobility Advice for Cities

December 5, 2018 The rapid introduction of micromobility, such as dockless scooters and bikes, in US cities is showing incredible promise to solve age-old city problems. Micromobility is reducing...

Senate Hearing Outlines Infrastructure Needs in U.S. Arctic
Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Senate Hearing Outlines Infrastructure Needs in U.S. Arctic

December 6, 2018 As Arctic waters become more easily traversable for shippers and tourists alike, the U.S. does not yet have the infrastructure in place to manage its northern waterways, according...

Op-Ed: Remembering George H.W. Bush and the ADA
Accessibility,ADA,Automated Vehicles,Buses,Commuter Rail,Dockless,Pedestrian,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,TNCs,Transit Technology

Op-Ed: Remembering George H.W. Bush and the ADA

December 5, 2018 As the nation paused for the funeral of President George Herbert Walker Bush, his lasting mark on our transportation system shows through every time a bus kneels and deploys a...

CR Extension to Dec. 21 Cleared for Trump Signature: Year-End Resolution Still Unclear
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

CR Extension to Dec. 21 Cleared for Trump Signature: Year-End Resolution Still Unclear

December 7, 2018 In a work week truncated by the funeral ceremonies for former President George H.W. Bush, both chambers of Congress yesterday passed, by unanimous consent, a joint resolution...

FY18 BUILD Grant Announcements Trickling Out; Full List Dec. 11
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

FY18 BUILD Grant Announcements Trickling Out; Full List Dec. 11

December 7, 2018 Members of Congress began announcing the locations of almost $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2018 BUILD surface transportation grants (formerly known as TIGER grants) from the U.S....

TRB Summarizes “Critical Issues in Transportation” for 2018
Electric Vehicles,Environment,Equity,Freight,Governance,Public health,Resilience,Transit Technology,Transit Workforce,Unmanned Aerial Systems

TRB Summarizes “Critical Issues in Transportation” for 2018

December 7, 2018 The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a new update of its periodic report, "Critical Issues in...

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Treatments Lack Data for Implementation Decision-Making
Bicycle,Governance,Pedestrian,Pedestrian safety,Regional governance,State Governance

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Treatments Lack Data for Implementation Decision-Making

December 5, 2018 Bicyclists and pedestrians are often classified as “vulnerable road users” due to the higher probability of serious injuries or fatalities when involved in a crash with a...

Trump Nominates Remaining Two-Thirds of Railroad Retirement Board
Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

Trump Nominates Remaining Two-Thirds of Railroad Retirement Board

December 6, 2018 President Trump on December 4 announced his intent to nominate two persons to fill slots on the three-member Railroad Retirement Board. Jonathan Bragg, of Strasburg,...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 10, 2018
Environment

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 10, 2018

Tuesday, December 11 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Environment – subcommittee hearing on the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act – Discussion Draft (bill text here) –...

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