Adopting and Adapting State Policies for Automated Vehicles

ISSUE / Week of May 29, 2017

  • June 01,2017

    Adopting and Adapting State Policies for Automated Vehicles

    Automated Vehicles,Public/Private Partnerships
    June 1, 2017 The rapid development of automated vehicle (AV) technology has generated considerable excitement across the country, prompting state policymakers to look for ways to implement this...
  • June 01,2017

    FY18 Appropriations Process: Waiting for the “(a)” Train

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    June 1, 2017 President Trump has finally submitted the formal Administration budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 (see all of last week’s issue of ETW for details). And we are now into the...
Airline Mergers Don’t Work Without the Right Leadership: The Case of the Former Republic Airlines
Airlines,Aviation

Airline Mergers Don’t Work Without the Right Leadership: The Case of the Former Republic Airlines

June 1, 2017 Given the current stability and sustained profitability of the U.S. airline industry, it’s easy to forget that the sector has been challenged for much of the nearly 40 years since...

FHWA Releases FY17 Highway Obligation Authority
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

FHWA Releases FY17 Highway Obligation Authority

June 1, 2017 On May 24, the Federal Highway Administration issued a formal notice (N4520.245) distributing the full $44.266 billion in obligation limitation on the federal-aid highways program...

USDOT Awards $197m in Positive Train Control Grants
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight rail,Governance,Positive Train Control,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

USDOT Awards $197m in Positive Train Control Grants

June 1, 2017 Continuing its decade-long effort to implement new railroad safety technology across the country, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on May 31 that it has awarded $197...

Ghosts of Transit Past: What Can We Do About Declining Transit Ridership?
Buses,Public transit,Rail,TNCs

Ghosts of Transit Past: What Can We Do About Declining Transit Ridership?

June 1, 2017 In the United States today, public transit is in crisis. From declining infrastructure in New York and San Francisco, to delays caused by needed repairs in Washington, to the loss...

House Appropriators Consider Federal Funding for Emerging Technologies (Part One: Drones and the FAA)
Aviation,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

House Appropriators Consider Federal Funding for Emerging Technologies (Part One: Drones and the FAA)

June 1, 2017 On May 18, the House Appropriations Transportation-Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee convened a hearing to examine the state of automated vehicle (AV) and drone (unmanned...

House Appropriators Consider Federal Funding for Emerging Technologies (Part Two: AVs and NHTSA)
Automated Vehicles,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

House Appropriators Consider Federal Funding for Emerging Technologies (Part Two: AVs and NHTSA)

June 1, 2017 (Click here to read Part 1: Drones and the FAA) At a May 18 hearing on emerging transportation technologies, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and...

Eco-Driving Towards Safer, Smarter, and Healthier Roads
Emissions,Environment,Highways,Streets

Eco-Driving Towards Safer, Smarter, and Healthier Roads

June 1, 2017 Proposals to introduce emerging technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles often suggest that implementation will help reach sustainability goals. While we do not know if...

Research Partnerships Will Advance Safe and Effective AV Deployment
Automated Vehicles,Transit Technology

Research Partnerships Will Advance Safe and Effective AV Deployment

June 1, 2017 From Uber to Google to GM, private companies have dominated the headlines around automated vehicle (AV) development – but what is often missed are the universities and public...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 5, 2017
Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 5, 2017

Tuesday, June 6 – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs – full committee hearing on the FY 2018 DHS budget request (Homeland Security Secretary Kelly to testify) – 10:00 a.m.,...

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