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.

Transportation is being changed by technology. But what about our transportation policies?

There is no doubt that our transportation system is undergoing a dramatic change and traditional transportation industry is keenly...

White House Takes Proactive Approach on Driverless Cars

Jan. 15, 2016 Detroit, MI – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx made major headlines yesterday at the...

Preventing Close Encounters of the Drone Kind

No one can deny that drones (officially known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs) are one of the hottest Christmas list items out...

FAA Mandatory Drone Registration Website Now Live

December 22, 2015 With everyone’s brand new drones neatly wrapped and waiting underneath Christmas trees across the country, the...

Omnibus FY16 Bill Provides $76 Billion for USDOT

December 16, 2015 At 1:34 a.m. this morning, House leaders finally released the text of the 2,009-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus...

FAA Implements Mandatory Drone Registration; $5 Fee Coming Next Year

December 15, 2015 After establishing a task force in October to study the issue, and taking into account the task force...

USDOT Announces “Smart City Challenge”

December 9, 2015 On Monday the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx held a press conference call to announce a “Smart City...

Shared-Use Mobility Zones: Fighting Congestion with a Home for Rideshare

Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our Policy Summit series of articles by the panelists, speakers, and Great Upheaval...

FAA Panel Recommends Mandatory Registration for Drones Over 0.55 Pounds

November 30, 2015 After only a few weeks, the task force that the FAA put together in late October to take a look at the issue of...

Eno’s Annual Policy Summit Discusses the “New Rules of the Road”

As a child, our founder, William P. Eno, got caught in a horse and buggy traffic jam in Manhattan. This moment apparently affected...

In the Spotlight: Rohit “Rit” Aggarwala

As many of our long-time readers are aware, we have been featuring individuals from across the transportation industry once a month in...

House Hearing Examines Drone Technology

November 20, 2015 On Thursday, November 19, the House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) continued its “disrupter series,”...

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