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.

New AV START Discussion Draft Addresses Some Stakeholder Concerns

December 5, 2018 (amended Dec. 7) The AV START bill (S. 1885), providing the first federal framework for addressing autonomous...

Appropriations To Be Extended Through Dec. 21; AV Legislation Shows Signs of Life in Senate

December 3, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. The death of former President George H.W. Bush on Friday night has forced adjustments in the...

Senate EPW Hearing Draws Attention to Need for Long-Term Funding Solutions, Diversity in Projects

November 29, 2018 A Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Wednesday foreshadowed upcoming discussions as Congress...

Lame-Duck Agenda is Short, but Time May Be Shorter

November 16, 2018 This week was the first week of the final lame-duck session of the 115th Congress. Congress is taking next week...

Uber Releases VSSA Including Need for “Tractable, Credible” Safety Metrics

November 8. 2018 Uber has released its Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA).  The United States DOT introduced VSSAs in their...

Eno Staff Favorites from 57 Years of TQ

November 2, 2018 With the related announcement that the Eno Center has finally put the entire 57-year run of Traffic Quarterly...

Op-Ed: Addressing the Current and Future Challenges of Public Transit

October 25, 2018 Last week I was invited to speak at and participate in the Minnesota-Wisconsin Public Transportation Conference and...

Op-Ed: Cities are Looking to Change the “Rules of the Road”

October 25, 2018 This week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration announced a number of plans to rethink the flow of...

Guest Op-Ed: Autonomous, Electric and Shared – One of These Is Not Like the Others

October 10, 2018 One of the most popular terms in the autonomous vehicle world is the belief—or goal—that vehicles in the future...

Senate Adjourns Until After Elections, Clearing WRDA Bill but Leaving AV Bill, Transpo Nominations Unfinished

October 12, 2018 Yesterday, the U.S. Senate finished its pre-election business with the typical flurry of activity, passing 17 bills...

Automated Transportation Policy and Guidance Flies Ahead, but Stalls in Senate

October 5, 2018 Autonomous transportation is the industry’s hot topic of the week. U.S. DOT unveiled its Automated Vehicle (AV)...

Debate on Transit Subsidies Prompts More Agreement than Expected

October 5, 2018 New technologies are emerging that have the potential to change Americans’ travel patterns. On October 2, the Cato...

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