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.

Administration Re-Releases GROW AMERICA Bill Text

April 2, 2015 The Obama Administration this week submitted the legislative text of a slightly revised version of the GROW AMERICA...

FAA Releases Long-Awaited Drone Rule

February 19, 2015 The Obama Administration curiously chose a Sunday morning during a snow-bound three-day holiday weekend to...

Senate Hearing Examines Drone Aircraft Safety

March 26, 2015 The Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security met yesterday for a hearing to “examine...

House FAA Hearing Examines NextGen, Drone Issues

March 5, 2015 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing to raise awareness of the upcoming Federal...

The Transportation President

Despite the fact that we are about 600 days away from the actual election, another Presidential campaign is underway. While this could...

White House Transmits New GROW AMERICA Bill to Congress

March 30, 2015 Today, the Obama Administration transmitted the 2015 version of its GROW AMERICA surface transportation reauthorization...

Choose Your Own Transportation Future: Thoughts on USDOT’s Beyond Traffic

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst In recent years the American public has been inundated with crumbling infrastructure headlines...

Re-Programming Mobility: Four Scenarios of How Digital Technology Could Reshape Transportation and Planning in the U.S.

BY ANTHONY TOWNSEND New York University In late 2012, I spent a week in Israel on business. Over lunch one day, one of my clients -...

FHWA’s 2013 Research Report On Digital Billboard (CEVMS) – Seriously Flawed

Background Three decades after the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 1980 study about the safety impacts of roadside digital...

Time for Autonomous Vehicles to Disrupt Transportation Planning

BY MARK McDOWELL Transportation Consultant Over the coming decades autonomous vehicles (AVs) will insinuate themselves into our...

Update – The Week Ahead

December 8, 2014 – 7:30 a.m. This is the last scheduled week of session for the 113th Congress, and Congressional leaders have a...

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