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.

NHTSA in Stiff Competition for Autonomous Vehicle Experts

October 14, 2016 This is part of an ongoing series about USDOT’s recently released autonomous vehicles policy – click here to...

NHTSA to States: Follow Our Lead on Self-Driving Cars

October 6, 2016 As autonomous vehicles have been increasingly tested on public roads, states have enacted laws and regulations...

Pittsburgh Mayor Gives 3 Reasons He Won’t Be Re-Elected

October 6, 2016 “The car was surprisingly underwhelming… I couldn’t tell when humans or robots were driving.” Across the past...

Congressional Pre-Election Wrap-Up

October 6, 2016 As this ETW article from September 22 noted, the last days of a Congressional session are usually peppered with fast...

Tech Leaders, Policymakers Convene at Chamber of Commerce

September 30, 2016 "We're in the fourth industrial revolution. . . Yet we have bureaucracies that still operate with DOS prompts… we...

Autonomous Vehicles Receive USDOT’s Blessing Under New Guidance

September 22, 2016 USDOT has released the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, its long-awaited policy overview on the development and...

Congress Considers Uber/Lyft Benefits for Federal Employees

September 22, 2016 As the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) repairs its aging light rail system under the...

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 2): Save Lives with Autonomous Vehicles

This is the second part of our review of NHTSA's autonomous vehicle guidelines released in September 2016. For part one, click...

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 1): Self-Regulate Autonomous Vehicle Development

September 22, 2016 Until this week, autonomous vehicle development and deployment was the wild west of transportation technology –...

House Considers Miscellaneous Transportation Bills

September 22, 2016 As the pre-election session of Congress grinds to a close, the House of Representatives this week is taking...

Federal Maritime Navigation Programs: Interagency Cooperation and Technological Change

September 14, 2016 Last Wednesday, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held its first hearing of Congress’s...

Collaborative Mobility: Democratizing Transit for the 21st Century

September 14, 2016 We have entered an era of unprecedented citizen participation in transportation planning. Officials at the USDOT...

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