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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of November 6, 2017

In This Issue

accessibility, Automated vehicles, emissions, Environment, equity
Scenario Planning for Automated Vehicles
In region after region, a growing chorus of leaders are calling for their city and metropolitan area to plan for a future of automated vehicles (AVs). Often these calls fall along a binary argument between what analysts call the “heaven’ and ‘hell’ scenarios (or ‘utopia’ or ‘dystopia’ visions) for AVs.
Automated vehicles, connected vehicles, electric vehicles, Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Traffic safety
Congress, USDOT Reverse Course on Connected and Electric Vehicles
November 9, 2017 – This has been a big year for emerging vehicle technologies. President Trump praised American automakers on the campaign trail and afterwards, both chambers of Congress are expediting their automated vehicle (AV) legislation, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao revised the federal government’s AV policies in September.
Airports, Ballot measure, Bicycle, Bridges, Buses, Environment, Governance, Local governance, Pedestrian, Pedestrian safety, Public transit, Regional governance, Roadway design, State governance, Streets, Traffic safety
Local Transportation Funding Plans Largely Successful in This Week’s Elections
November 9, 2017 – A bevy of proposals to increase transportation spending at the state and local level, either through new indebtedness or dedicated tax revenues (or through indebtedness to be repaid by dedicated tax revenues) were largely successful in the November 7 elections.
Federal governance, Governance, Homeland security, Maritime
Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 13, 2017
Monday, November 13 – Senate Finance – full committee business meeting to mark up draft tax reform legislation – 3:00 p.m, room TBA. Thursday, November 16 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard readiness (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., SR-253 [...]
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