transportation policy

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Planning Expert Emphasizes Health Considerations in Public Policy

Older couple getting on bus As adults get older, access to transportation can get more difficult, said Renee Autumn Ray, strategy and innovation leader at Conduent Transportation. (SolStock/Getty Images)

Public agencies at all levels of government, including the ones related to transportation, should incorporate health considerations into policy decisions, a planning expert said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Infrastructure Advocacy Caucus Gives Voice to the Future

Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia “The fact is that we need more equity, access and sustainability in transportation policy, and we intend to promote those principles with this caucus," says Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.(IllinoisChannelTV via YouTube)

With the launch of the Future of Transportation Caucus, some members of Congress hope to shift the focus of transportation debates from funding to policy. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2019
Government, Business

Experts Emphasize Communication, Teamwork in Transportation Planning

Freeway interchange TT File Photo

Fruitful partnerships between state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations depend on communication, collaboration and inclusion, according to transportation experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2019
Government

Senate Committee Adopts Meal, Rest Break Provision

Sen. Deb Fischer Fischer by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A pre-emption provision meant to ensure nationwide uniformity of meal and rest break standards for motor carriers was attached to an aviation reauthorization bill a Senate panel approved June 29.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 29, 2017
Government

Senate Committee Considers U.S. DOT Counsel Nominee

Bradley via C-SPAN

Washington lawyer Steven Bradbury will defend his nomination to the general counsel post at the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 28, the Senate Commerce Committee announced.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Regulators Scramble to Stay Ahead of Self-Driving Cars

Daimler AG

Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up.

June 26, 2017
Government, Business

Senators Unveil 6-Year Transportation Policy Bill

The leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduced a six-year transportation policy measure June 23 that would pave the way for improvements along freight corridors and highway infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2015