Regulatory Freeze Continues as Agencies Extend Deadlines and Regroup

ISSUE / Week of February 6, 2017

  • February 08,2017 |

    Regulatory Freeze Continues as Agencies Extend Deadlines and Regroup

    Federal Governance,Governance
    February 8, 2017 The effects of President Trump’s swearing-in on the federal regulatory environment continue to be felt. On January 20, White House Chief of Staff Rence Priebus sent a...
  • February 08,2017 |

    Safety Association Urges States to Exercise Restraint with Autonomous Vehicle Laws

    Automated Vehicles,Governance
    February 8, 2017 As autonomous vehicles have rushed into the spotlight, many states and cities have worked to understand how to best accommodate the emerging technology while ensuring its safe...
Stakeholders, DeFazio Send Trump Infrastructure Ideas
Airports,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Ports

Stakeholders, DeFazio Send Trump Infrastructure Ideas

February 8, 2017 Recently, President Trump received unsolicited advice on transportation infrastructure financing from two different sources. A broad group of hundreds of stakeholder groups...

New Estimates of “Tax Expenditure” Costs Released
Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance

New Estimates of “Tax Expenditure” Costs Released

February 8, 2017 The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (the tax-estimating counterpart to the Congressional Budget Office’s spending estimators) has released its annual estimate of the...

New Study Touts Private Financing, but Capital Needs an Environment of Certainty
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Public/Private Partnerships

New Study Touts Private Financing, but Capital Needs an Environment of Certainty

February 8, 2017 The Reason Foundation released a report last month about the federal barriers to private investment in infrastructure, touching upon a wide range of project types, including...

Lipinski Introduces Bill to Strengthen Buy America Rules
Amtrak,Aviation,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

Lipinski Introduces Bill to Strengthen Buy America Rules

February 8, 2017 Yesterday, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) introduced a bill to strengthen and expand the “Buy America” statutes that impose domestic content requirement on most federal...

The Self-Driving Honeymoon is Over for Uber and Pittsburgh
Automated Vehicles,Governance,Local governance,TNCs

The Self-Driving Honeymoon is Over for Uber and Pittsburgh

February 8, 2017 As we reported last October, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto came strong out of the gates in defense of his city’s partnership with Uber. He boldly proclaimed that Uber’s...

Why Uber and Lyft Re-Routed Their Self-Driving Ambitions
Automated Vehicles,TNCs

Why Uber and Lyft Re-Routed Their Self-Driving Ambitions

February 8, 2017 On January 31st, Uber and Daimler announced an agreement to deploy autonomous vehicles on Uber’s ridesharing network. It was rumored that Daimler, the parent company of...

Three Things to Know About the Other Smart Cities
Equity,Governance,Local governance,Transit Technology

Three Things to Know About the Other Smart Cities

In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched the Smart City Challenge, aiming to help one mid-sized U.S. city address the challenges of growing demand on transportation...

Three Things to Know about Automated Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,State Governance

Three Things to Know about Automated Vehicles

Automated vehicles (AVs) are a constant topic of conversation today, both in the transportation world and outside of it. Tech developers promise a road network with self-driving vehicles at...

How Can Automation Improve Freight Delivery?
Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,Freight,Trucking,Unmanned Aerial Systems

How Can Automation Improve Freight Delivery?

At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, held last month, one of the sessions examined the impact that existing and imminent new technologies will have on the freight sector. Panelists were: ...

House Democrats Fill Remainder of Committee Leadership Posts
Federal Governance,Governance

House Democrats Fill Remainder of Committee Leadership Posts

February 8, 2017 Last week, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives filled the remainder of their posts on subcommittees for the new 115th Congress. On the House Appropriations...

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