At Least 375 Transportation Ballot Initiatives Before State and Local Voters Nov. 8

ISSUE / Week of October 24, 2016

  • October 26,2016 |

    At Least 375 Transportation Ballot Initiatives Before State and Local Voters Nov. 8

    Ballot Measures,Governance
    October 26, 2016 At the federal level, the story of surface transportation investment policy over the last decade has been one of scarce resources. The unwillingness of Congress to raise taxes on...
  • October 26,2016 |

    Cybersecurity a Top Priority for NHTSA

    Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity
    October 26, 2016 On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued non-binding cybersecurity guidance for motor vehicles. The release follows a major cybersecurity attack...
Federal Transportation Trust Funds Report FY 2016 Results
Airports,Aviation,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Maritime,Ports,Public transit

Federal Transportation Trust Funds Report FY 2016 Results

October 26, 2016 The Treasury Department and other federal agencies have released the initial financial results of the federal transportation trust funds for fiscal year 2016, which ended almost...

Senate May Flip to Dem. Control (But GOP May Take it Back in 2018)
Federal Governance,Governance

Senate May Flip to Dem. Control (But GOP May Take it Back in 2018)

October 26, 2016 With Election Day 2016 now less than two weeks away, the Cook Political Report has released its updated set of ratings for U.S. Senate elections. The nonpartisan election analysts...

Detroit Desperately Needs to Vote to Build a Rail and Bus Transit System
Ballot Measures,Buses,Commuter Rail,Governance,Local governance,Public transit,Rail

Detroit Desperately Needs to Vote to Build a Rail and Bus Transit System

(Ed. Note: For more information on this ballot measure, read this article from last week's issue) On Election Day, Americans will make critical choices about the economic future of the...

Are Mergers the Cause of All Air Passenger Woes?
Airlines,Aviation

Are Mergers the Cause of All Air Passenger Woes?

October 26, 2016 Investigative journalists at ProPublica recently published an article on the industry lobbying that accompanied the 2013 merger of American Airlines and US Airways. While we...

USDOT Issues Rule Expanding Aviation Consumer Protections
Accessibility,Airlines,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

USDOT Issues Rule Expanding Aviation Consumer Protections

October 26, 2016 Last Tuesday, USDOT announced several new initiatives intended to expand consumer protections for air travelers and enhance competition in the airline industry. “Airline...

D.C. Welcoming Delivery Robots this Fall
Automated Vehicles,Freight,Governance,Local governance

D.C. Welcoming Delivery Robots this Fall

October 26, 2016 By the end of this year, Washington, D.C. will be the inaugural testbed for a new type of delivery service: last-mile ground deliveries, performed by robots, for the low cost of...

Transportation Ballot Measure Database Now Available
Ballot Measures,Commuter Rail,Fuel tax,Public transit,Rail

Transportation Ballot Measure Database Now Available

WASHINGTON – This November, the power of the state and local governments in the American electoral process will be forcefully demonstrated. In addition to the presidential drama, another election...

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