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.

Infrastructure and Climate Change – Balancing Government Dollars vs Market-Based Solutions

March 1, 2019 On February 26, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing entitled, “Examining How...

Homeland Panel Examines Cyber Threats to Surface Transportation

March 1, 2019 On February 26, the House Homeland Security Committee held a joint hearing to look at ways to secure the U.S. surface...

Grassley, Wyden Push Railroad, Alternative Fuel Tax Break Extensions

March 1, 2019 Yesterday, the chairman and ranking Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden...

Reform or Revolution? Preparing Transportation’s institutions for the Future

Dramatic changes are underway in transportation and there are myriad discussions and new approaches emerging as a result. However,...

Guest Op-Ed: Disruption in Mass Transit Calls for Disruption in Public Policy

February 22, 2019 The world of mass transit is currently in a state of disruption. Nationally, transit ridership is declining as...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on...

House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the 116thCongress formally kicked off its work yesterday with a marathon...

WMATA Urges Congressional Action on Railcar Supply Concerns, As EU Rejects Siemens-Alstom Merger

February 8, 2019 This week, the director of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) told Congress that he has...

“Green New Deal” Outline Introduced in House, Senate

February 8, 2019 Yesterday, progressive Members of Congress introduced a non-binding resolution calling on Congress to adopt a...

LA Metro Launches On-Demand Shared Ridehailing Around Three Stations

February 1, 2019 On Monday, Los Angeles Metro launched an on-demand shared ridehailing service around three transit stations as part...

Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”

January 25, 2019 The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives has energized progressives, and many are choosing to spend...

USDOT Cautiously Proposes Relaxing Rules for Drones

January 18, 2019 In a speech at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao...

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