Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of July 30, 2018

In This Issue

HTF, Revenue, VMT
Guest Op-Ed: Usage Time (UT) – A Road Pricing Concept Overlooked?
Instead of levying a vehicle miles traveled fee (VMT), which would charge drivers based on the mileage they drive, policymakers should explore and consider a different revenue mechanism that appears to have several advantages over VMT. A usage time (UT) fee would be based on time the vehicle is in use; fees start accruing when [...]
Aviation, FAA
Senate Action on FAA Bill Still Possible in Late August
August 3, 2018 The Senate adjourned for a 14-day recess this week without taking action on a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. However, behind-the-scenes negotiations are ongoing, and action on the bill (S. 1405) is still possi... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership [...]
Autonomous Vehicles
Are AV Manufacturers Prepared for Cyber Attacks?
As technology becomes increasingly coupled with personal and commercial vehicles, cyber security concerns have increased among the general public, OEMs, and policy makers.  On July 24th, The Wilson Center brought together experts in the field for a panel on Security and The Connected Vehicle, which covered connected vehicle (CV) and automated vehicle (AV) cyber security. [...]
Budget, Highway Trust Fund, HTF
An Open Letter to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
When looking at budget process reform, remember that through a series of historical accidents, 99 percent of the spending from the Highway Trust Fund is exempt from both statutory systems of budget discipline – the PAYGO process for mandatory spending, and the Budget Control Act spending caps for discretionary spending. Thus, Highway Trust Fund spending [...]
Capitol Hill Events – Week of August 6, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials – subcommittee field hearing to conduct oversight of the California high-speed rail project (witness list and streaming video information to be posted here) – 10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time), John E. Moss Federal Building, Sacramento, California.
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