NHTSA to States: Follow Our Lead on Self-Driving Cars

ISSUE / Week of October 3, 2016

  • October 06,2016 |

    NHTSA to States: Follow Our Lead on Self-Driving Cars

    Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance
    October 6, 2016 As autonomous vehicles have been increasingly tested on public roads, states have enacted laws and regulations written to promote the safe use of this emerging technology. The...
  • October 06,2016 |

    Cracking the Code on Procurement Reform

    Federal Funding
    According to a recent report from the Volcker Alliance, governments throughout the United States spend about $2 trillion each year to purchase goods and services. This includes everything from...
States May Get Less Highway Money in FY17 than FY16 (Initially)
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,State Governance

States May Get Less Highway Money in FY17 than FY16 (Initially)

October 6, 2016 On October 4, the Federal Highway Administration distributed to states the $8.1 billion in obligation limitation on the federal-aid highway program provided by the 70-day...

FHWA Apportions $40.6 Billion in Highway C.A. to States
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

FHWA Apportions $40.6 Billion in Highway C.A. to States

October 6, 2016 The Federal Highway Administration has formally released (“apportioned”) $40.55 billion in federal-aid highway contract authority to states and the District of Columbia for...

MPO Planning Area Rule Reopens for Comments, Signaling a Softer Line on MPO Consolidation from USDOT
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Local governance,Public transit

MPO Planning Area Rule Reopens for Comments, Signaling a Softer Line on MPO Consolidation from USDOT

October 6, 2016 The FHWA/FTA proposed rule on Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform sparked quite a bit of interest on the pages of ETW (starting here) over the...

Government Stays Open Under CR, But On A Limited Basis
Appropriations,Aviation,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

Government Stays Open Under CR, But On A Limited Basis

October 6, 2016 The enactment of the fiscal 2017 continuing resolution as Public Law 114-223 last week ensures that the federal government will continue operations until at least December 9....

Congressional Pre-Election Wrap-Up
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Public transit,TNCs

Congressional Pre-Election Wrap-Up

October 6, 2016 As this ETW article from September 22 noted, the last days of a Congressional session are usually peppered with fast action on dozens of relatively minor bills. And as Congress...

Pittsburgh Mayor Gives 3 Reasons He Won’t Be Re-Elected
Automated Vehicles,Governance,Local governance,TNCs

Pittsburgh Mayor Gives 3 Reasons He Won’t Be Re-Elected

October 6, 2016 “The car was surprisingly underwhelming… I couldn’t tell when humans or robots were driving.” Across the past year, Mayor Bill Peduto has been a leading force in...

In Memory of Bob Kiley

In Memory of Bob Kiley

(Ed. Note: Bob Kiley, former head of the Boston and New York City transit agencies and the unified London transport agency, passed away on August 9.) The transit industry has lost an outstanding...

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