Senate Presses Secretary of Transportation on FAA Certification and FY20 Budget Requests

ISSUE / Week of March 25, 2019

  • March 28,2019 |

    Senate Presses Secretary of Transportation on FAA Certification and FY20 Budget Requests

    Amtrak,Aviation
    March 28, 2019 The Senate subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing on March 27 inviting Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao as a...
  • March 28,2019 | T. Donna Chen

    Speeding Up Electric Vehicle Adoption in the US

    Electric Vehicles,Emissions
    March 28, 2019 The transportation sector is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S., accounting for 28.7% of total carbon dioxide emissions in 2017. According...
Congress Questions Officials on Boeing 737 MAX and FAA Regulations
Aviation,Federal Governance

Congress Questions Officials on Boeing 737 MAX and FAA Regulations

March 29, 2019 In response to the two recent Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space held a hearing Wednesday, March 27, titled, "The...

Two Wheels. Environment. People.
Dockless,Environment,Local governance

Two Wheels. Environment. People.

“Well, I've been 'fraid of changin' 'Cause I've built my life around you But time makes you bolder” – “Landslide”  by Fleetwood Mac Stevie Nicks might have been singing about the...

Airport Investments Discussed in House Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing
Airports,Aviation,Federal Governance

Airport Investments Discussed in House Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing

March 29, 2019  On March 26, the House Aviation Subcommittee hosted a hearing, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investment in Our Nation’s Airports Matters.” To open the hearing, Rep. Peter...

Guest Op-Ed: Safety, Shutdowns, and Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance

Guest Op-Ed: Safety, Shutdowns, and Air Traffic Control

On January 25 2019, the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history ended after 35 days. As the government shutdown entered its fifth week, no one should have been under the illusion that it...

USDOT Publishes Automated Driving System Demonstration Grant Applicants
Automated Vehicles,Federal Funding

USDOT Publishes Automated Driving System Demonstration Grant Applicants

March 28, 2019 On March 26, USDOT published the list of applicants for the Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants which were announced in December, 2018. The ADS Demonstration program...

Guest Op-Ed: Managed Lane Operators: Holding the Keys to a Connected and Autonomous Future
Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,Federal Governance,Highways,Managed lanes

Guest Op-Ed: Managed Lane Operators: Holding the Keys to a Connected and Autonomous Future

March 28, 2019 Dynamically-tolled managed lanes, such as the Express Lanes in Northern Virginia, are a perfect stepping stone between initial testing and open road tests. It’s clear that...

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Markup: Funding Safe and Resilient Transportation Systems
Aviation,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Maritime

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Markup: Funding Safe and Resilient Transportation Systems

March 28, 2019 The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met March 27th to consider eight bills in a markup session: H.R. 1108 – Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019 H.R. 1775–...

Nicole R. Nason Confirmed as New Federal Highway Administrator
Federal Governance

Nicole R. Nason Confirmed as New Federal Highway Administrator

March 29, 2019 After more than two years without a Federal Highway Administrator, the U.S. Senate yesterday voted to confirm the nomination of Nicole R. Nason to fill the post. Eager to fill the...

Guest Op-Ed: Sharing is Hard
Shared Vehicles,Streets,TNCs

Guest Op-Ed: Sharing is Hard

March 28, 2019 As most parents can attest, teaching your children to share is one of the more difficult concepts to instill: it’s no wonder that adults have just as hard a time. Even if you’re...

Guest Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and the Future of the American Workforce
Automated Vehicles,Workforce development

Guest Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and the Future of the American Workforce

The way we move in the US is on the cusp of a revolutionary shift. Due to the exponential speed of advances in automated transportation, federal, state, and local governments in the US are examining...

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