USDOT Preparing to Revise Obama-Era AV Policies

ISSUE / Weeks of August 14 and 21, 2017

  • August 24,2017

    USDOT Preparing to Revise Obama-Era AV Policies

    Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance
    August 24, 2017 | Updated August 28, 2017 4:30pm USDOT appears to be preparing for the release of its first policy statement for automated vehicles (AVs) under Secretary Elaine Chao. Last week,...
  • August 16,2017

    Omnibus Appropriations Bill Including Transportation, Homeland to Move in House in Early September

    Appropriations,Environment
    August 16, 2017 - updated August 24 with amendments This morning, the House Rules Committee announced a deadline of 10 a.m. on Friday, August 25 for House members to submit proposed amendments to...
Why NTSB is Calling for a Renewed Focus on Safety Over Speed
Highways,Streets,Traffic 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...

USDOT to Sign Maryland Purple Line Agreement
Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,State Governance

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...

House, Senate AV Bills Hit Recess Roadblocks As Skeptics Dig In
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance

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...

Trump Issues (Another) Executive Order on Project Delivery
Environment,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,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...

The United States Should Go Dutch—In Roadway Policy and Design
Bicycle,Land use,Roadway Design,Streets

The United States Should Go Dutch—In Roadway Policy and Design

Children in the United States learn to ride a bicycle between anywhere from age 3 to 8. But where a child lives can either encourage or discourage them to continue cycling. Children who live in a...

President’s Infrastructure Council Dissolved – If It Ever Existed
Federal Governance,Governance

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...

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