Thune, Peters Introduce Automated Vehicle Bill, Exclude Self-Driving Trucks

ISSUE / Week of September 25, 2017

  • September 28,2017

    Thune, Peters Introduce Automated Vehicle Bill, Exclude Self-Driving Trucks

    Automated Vehicles,Buses
    September 28, 2017 Today, Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced their long-awaited bill that may become the nation’s first laws for automated...
  • September 28,2017

    Congress Clears 6-Month Aviation Extension After Dropping Flood Insurance Provision

    Aviation,Federal Governance
    September 28, 2017 - 4:02 p.m. Both chambers of Congress today passed legislation providing for a 6-month extension of Federal Aviation Administration funding authorities and of Airport and Airway...
Op-Ed: Why Does Labor Support Corporatizing Air Traffic Control?
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Aviation,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance,Governance reform

Op-Ed: Why Does Labor Support Corporatizing Air Traffic Control?

September 28, 2017  The most significant policy reform to our nation's aviation system is currently winding its way through Congress. The plan would remove the air traffic control system from the...

Trump Upends His Own Infrastructure Plan With PPP Comments to Democrats
Equity,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public/Private Partnerships,Tolls

Trump Upends His Own Infrastructure Plan With PPP Comments to Democrats

September 29, 2017 President Trump unexpectedly distanced himself from one of the core principles of his own Administration's infrastructure plan this week - an increased reliance on...

Puerto Rico Crisis Puts Spotlight on Jones Act
Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Puerto Rico Crisis Puts Spotlight on Jones Act

September 28, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has brought new attention to the Jones Act, a 97-year-old federal law that limits the ships that can travel...

Op-Ed: How to Make the Most of Maryland’s HOT Lane Proposal
Buses,Governance,Highways,Managed lanes,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships,State Governance

Op-Ed: How to Make the Most of Maryland’s HOT Lane Proposal

September 29, 2017 On September 21, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a transportation plan that would add two high-occupancy toll lanes (HOT) lanes in each direction to the portion of the...

Republican Tax Reform Outline Includes Repatriation, but No Specific Reference to Infrastructure Pay-For
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Republican Tax Reform Outline Includes Repatriation, but No Specific Reference to Infrastructure Pay-For

September 29, 2017 Earlier this week, the White House, in coordination with House and Senate Republican leaders, released a joint framework document for a tax reform plan. The document (eight...

USDOT Revises Best Practices for State AV Policies (Pt. 3)
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,State Governance,Traffic Safety

USDOT Revises Best Practices for State AV Policies (Pt. 3)

September 28, 2017 This is part three of ETW’s ongoing analysis of USDOT’s recent guidance on automated vehicles, Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. Read part one for...

Trump Nominates New Jersey DMV Head to Run FMCSA
Federal Governance,Governance,Trucking

Trump Nominates New Jersey DMV Head to Run FMCSA

September 29, 2017 President Trump on September 28 formally nominated Raymond Martinez to serve as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This follows an announcement by...

Full CBO Score of Revised Shuster FAA Bill Still Can’t Give A Full Picture
Air Traffic Control,Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Full CBO Score of Revised Shuster FAA Bill Still Can’t Give A Full Picture

September 25, 2017 This morning, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a full, 24-page cost estimate of the revised version of the House's Federal Aviation Administration...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 2, 2017
Automated Vehicles,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Homeland security,Maritime,Railroads

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 3 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard stakeholder perspectives on...

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – September 29, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017   For an updated calendar of pending transportation-related Presidential nominations, click here. For an updated table showing how the pace of transportation...

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