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Eno Transportation Weekly

Weeks of August 14 and 21, 2017

In This Issue

Highways, NTSB, Safety
Why NTSB is Calling for a Renewed Focus on Safety Over Speed
August 24, 2017 – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released a report on speeding and passenger vehicle crashes. While NTSB has investigated speed as a contributing factor to specific crashes in the past, this is the first time that NTSB has investigated speed as it relates to crashes in general.
FTA, Mass Transit, New Starts, Transit
USDOT to Sign Maryland Purple Line Agreement
August 24, 2017 The Trump Administration will sign a grant agreement promising $572 million in future federal appropriations for the Maryland Purple Line light rail project, Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced this week. Hogan held talks through... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN [...]
Autonomous Vehicles, Congress, House, Self-Driving Cars, Senate
House, Senate AV Bills Hit Recess Roadblocks As Skeptics Dig In
August 24, 2017 Shortly before Congress left for recess, the House Energy & Commerce passed an automated vehicle (AV) regulation bill by an almost unheard-of margin of 54 to 0. Legislators and the audience alike clapped and shook hands after the unanimous vote, which followed a healthy serving of bipartisan backslapping. The committee’s bill was [...]
FAST Act, Infrastructure, Project Delivery
Trump Issues (Another) Executive Order on Project Delivery
August 24, 2017 On August 15, President Trump issued Executive Order 13807, his second attempt at imposing prompter deadlines on the cumbersome, multi-agency process of approving the federal permitting of infrastructure projects. (You can also rea... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO [...]
Infrastructure, Transition
President’s Infrastructure Council Dissolved – If It Ever Existed
August 24, 2017 – As part of the backlash against President Trump’s remarks relating to the Charlottesville, Virginia rioting, the White House will not be moving forward with a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure – but it is not clear if this means that a new council will not be created, or an existing council [...]