Senate Commerce Advances Automated Vehicle Bill, “AV START”

ISSUE / Week of October 2, 2017

  • October 04,2017

    Senate Commerce Advances Automated Vehicle Bill, “AV START”

    Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity
    October 4, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. On Wednesday, October 4, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to advance S. 1885, the AV START Act. The bill was drafted in a...
  • October 05,2017

    Another False Alarm: FAA Reform Bill Not On Next Week’s House Schedule, Either

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    October 5, 2017 (expanded October 6) House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) once again today did not mention the stalled Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997) when...
Budget Blueprints Belatedly Move in House, Senate
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Budget Blueprints Belatedly Move in House, Senate

October 6, 2017 Fiscal year 2018 began six days ago, and both chambers of Congress are finally getting around to addressing a budget blueprint for the ongoing year. Yesterday, the House of...

When Cycling Philosophies Collide: Furth Versus Forrester
Bicycle,Equity,Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety

When Cycling Philosophies Collide: Furth Versus Forrester

October 6, 2017 There are two well-established camps when it comes to infrastructure for bicycles. On one side, there are those who follow John Forrester, a leader in cycling advocacy and a...

PHMSA Administrator Confirmed As Nominations Backlog Grows
Federal Governance,Governance

PHMSA Administrator Confirmed As Nominations Backlog Grows

October 6, 2017 The Senate yesterday evening confirmed Howard Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration by unanimous consent. The confirmation by...

FHWA Gives States FY18 Highway Funding; Indicates Record High Allocated Withholding
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

FHWA Gives States FY18 Highway Funding; Indicates Record High Allocated Withholding

October 6, 2017 This week, the Federal Highway Administration formally gave states $41.4 billion in highway contract authority via formula for fiscal year 2018. However, a temporary placement of...

Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bills
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance

Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bills

October 6, 2017 The ETW staff have completed a 22-page side-by-side analysis of our summary of the House autonomous vehicle regulation bill (H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act) as passed by the House...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 9, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 9, 2017

Wednesday, October 11 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder perspectives on highway and transit infrastructure...

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – October 6, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017 For an updated calendar of major transportation and public works legislation of the 115th Congress, click here. For an updated calendar of pending transportation-related...

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