DOT Releases Version 3.0 of Autonomous Vehicle Guidance

ISSUE / Week of October 1, 2018

  • October 04,2018

    DOT Releases Version 3.0 of Autonomous Vehicle Guidance

    Automated Vehicles,Buses
    October 4, 2018 At a public event this morning, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released her department's long-awaited "AV 3.0" guidance document, formally called Preparing for the Future of...
  • October 05,2018

    President Signs 5-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill into Law

    Aviation,Federal Governance
    October 5, 2018 - 4:30 p.m. President Trump has signed the new Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 302) into law in a private Oval Office ceremony. The text of the bill as...
Op-Ed: Eno’s Certification Recommendations in Final FAA Bill
Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance,Space,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Op-Ed: Eno’s Certification Recommendations in Final FAA Bill

October 3, 2018 The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act overwhelmingly passed the Senate this week and is on its way to the President's desk for this signature. The new law will...

NJ Transit “Working Diligently” Toward PTC Deadline, but has Miles to Go
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Positive Train Control,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

NJ Transit “Working Diligently” Toward PTC Deadline, but has Miles to Go

October 3, 2018 Three months from a statutory December 31 deadline, New Jersey Transit told the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing yesterday that it is “working diligently” to catch up on...

Debate on Transit Subsidies Prompts More Agreement than Expected
Equity,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Land use,Microtransit,Public transit,TNCs

Debate on Transit Subsidies Prompts More Agreement than Expected

October 5, 2018 New technologies are emerging that have the potential to change Americans’ travel patterns. On October 2, the Cato institute hosted transit network design expert Jarrett Walker,...

Automated Transportation Policy and Guidance Flies Ahead, but Stalls in Senate
Automated Vehicles,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Transit Workforce,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Automated Transportation Policy and Guidance Flies Ahead, but Stalls in Senate

October 5, 2018 Autonomous transportation is the industry’s hot topic of the week. U.S. DOT unveiled its Automated Vehicle (AV) policy 3.0, and the Senate passed the Federal Aviation...

As New Fiscal Year Dawns, FY19 Appropriations are 75% Enacted
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding

As New Fiscal Year Dawns, FY19 Appropriations are 75% Enacted

October 4, 2018 This is the first week of the fiscal new year, and for the first time in decades, the federal government started the fiscal year with more than half of its annual discretionary...

Texas Is Once Again the Only Highway “Donor State” As FHWA Distributes $42B in FY19 Funding
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit,State Governance

Texas Is Once Again the Only Highway “Donor State” As FHWA Distributes $42B in FY19 Funding

October 4, 2018 On the first day of the new fiscal year, the Federal Highway Administration issued a formal notice apportioning $42.3 billion in highway formula contract authority to state...

2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years
Highways,Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety,Trucking

2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years

October 5, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the annual estimate of fatalities from highway accidents in the United States for calendar year 2017, showing that...

FAA Bill Requires 119 New Reports to Congress
Air Traffic Control,Aircraft,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance

FAA Bill Requires 119 New Reports to Congress

October 5, 2018 The staffs of the House and Senate transportation committees are going to be doing a lot of reading over the next three years. The new Federal Aviation Administration...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 8, 2018
Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 8, 2018

Thursday, October 11 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard and NOAA fleet...

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