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.

Preparing Our Towns & Cities for a Fleet of Self-Driving Vehicles

A substantial shift in transportation options is emerging, with various technologies advancing to market for connected and highly...

FAA Extension Emphasizes Drone Safety to Protect Airports and Emergency Responders

The FAA Extension (Safety and Security Act of 2016) passed just before Congress’ longest recess in decades, included a small helping...

The Lists: The Top 10 Private Sector Disruptors in Transportation

The current evolution of transportation is being driven by the convergence of a series of industry-changing forces and megatrends, and...

Smart Policies for the Transportation Technology Revolution

Two weeks ago, the U.S Department of Transportation announced Columbus, Ohio as the winner of its $40 million Smart Cities Challenge....

Section-by-Section Summary of FAA Extension Legislation to September 2017

Section-by-section summary of the proposed FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 as released on July 7, 2016 in draft...

Aviation Extension to September 2017 Announced

July 6, 2016 The leaders of the Congressional transportation committees announced this afternoon that they have reached agreement on...

GMU Study Recommends Policies and Partnerships to Promote Real Time Information

A recent study by students at George Mason University (GMU) found that strategic improvements in policies and cross-agency...

House Hearing Looks at Air Traffic Controller Staffing Issues

June 23, 2016 On June 15, the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transport and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) held a hearing on...

In the Spotlight: Matt Cole, Cubic Transportation Systems

For this month’s In the Spotlight article, we decided to catch up with the man in charge of Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS). CTS...

FAA Issues Final Drone Operation Rule

June 23, 2016 The Federal Aviation Administration has released the text of its final rule governing most drone aircraft (the ones...

House Roundtable Examines Innovation Provisions of FAST Act

June 15, 2016 On June 9th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a...

Foxx Gives Senate Panel Six-Month Status Update on FAST Act

June 15, 2016 Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on...

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