Transportation Technology

Issues & Modes / Transportation Technology

A technological revolution has shifted the transportation services available to customers and the way they interact with those options. From demand management systems, intelligent traffic signals, vehicle automation, and new mobility options, technology is altering how the transportation system functions. While the long-term outcome of recent mobility additions like ridehailing services and dockless electric scooters is unknown, these services have already begun to influence regulation and legislation in cities and states. In some cases, technology has also changed the user experience by, for example, making it easier for transit riders to access the bus schedule and to see when their next bus will arrive.

Defense Authorization Bill Adds WRDA, Coast Guard, MARAD, Drone Bills

A familiar pattern is emerging on Capitol Hill towards the end of the annual session: there will only be two trains out of town at...

Senate Committee Investigates Drone Integration for FAA Reauthorization

On Wednesday, September 28, the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovations under the Senate Commerce, Science, and...

Text of Schumer-Manchin EV Tax Credit Language

Section 13401 of the new budget reconciliation bill draft offered by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Chuck Schumer (D-WV) revises,...

Making Electric Vehicles Cleaner: Barriers and Opportunities to Increasing EV Sustainability

Electric vehicles (EV) present an opportunity to help decarbonize the transportation sector and assist in the broader national...

Webinar: The Fast Lane to an EV Future

Electric vehicles play an important role in decreasing carbon emissions and advancing environmental goals. The Investment in...

What We Can Learn from Transportation Tech Companies About Empowering Emerging Leaders

Transportation technology companies like Uber or Bird have been in the spotlight as investors push to define a path to profitability....

Addressing Transportation Disparities by Embracing the Future of Mobility

The COVID-19 pandemic elevated our collective awareness of transportation disparities. Frontline workers have lower wages on average,...

Making the Case for a National Strategy for Advanced Aviation Platforms

Our national airspace is an artery for commerce, a key domain for national security and homeland defense, and, increasingly, a domain...

States ‘Drive the Bus’ for Rural, Small Urban, & Specialized Transit… Not Just Literally!

While they do not usually operate transit, state departments of transportation (DOTs) certainly “drive the bus,” metaphorically...

DOT Releases Standards for EV Charging Infrastructure

This week, the Department of Transportation released a proposed rule governing the $5 billion electric vehicle charging infrastructure...

Transportation and Cybersecurity: What’s New and What’s Next

May 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the end of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. When hackers took over an important...

Evaluating Point-to-Point Mobility on Demand: Lessons from Los Angeles

In January 2019, LA Metro launched a first-mile, last-mile mobility on demand (MOD) pilot with the ridehailing service Via. This pilot...

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