This article was originally posted on January 2, 2020. California will allow the testing and commercialuse of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on the state’s public roads,and residents could soon receive deliveries from an autonomous vehicle. In developing and adopting this rule-making, the DMV followed the same approach used for past AV regulations packages, including a […]
This article was originally posted on December 30th, 2019. Comments due February 10, 2020 on the NFSP. The request for comment includes specific questions about how the plan should address several industry and agency policy issues. Access the federal register request link here.
This article was orginally posted on November 22, 2019. Collaboration in development of freight operations, policy, and infrastructure across the MAASTO states has proven beneficial for agencies and freight stakeholders. High levels of the multi-state collaboration exhibited by the MAASTO states is also imperative to support successful adoption of CAV across the region. The executive […]
This article was originally posted on November 19th, 2019 Two recent articles demonstrate how autonomous vehicle technologies are beginning to penetrate goods delivery. Developments in the technologies and the potential for autonomous freight movement, introduce a host of possibilities and questions – What does adoption of new technologies mean to safety, jobs, customer satisfaction, equity […]
A 43-page report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on October 17 examines whether a federal vehicle miles traveled or VMT tax on commercial trucks can help sustain the Highway Trust Fund, which the CBO projects will be “exhausted” of funding by 2022. Read the AASHTO article at this link. Access the 43-page report on the Congressional […]
“The lack of available truck parking rounds out the top five issues but ranks third among commercial driver respondents after compensation and HOS rules.” Click here to read the full article on the Transport Topics website.
Iowa DOT Secretary Paul Trombino recently talked to the Des Moines Business Record about freight data, supply chains, economic development, and how the state is using an innovative approach to advance Iowa’s economy. [HTML1]
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced $4.38 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) demonstration program. Two MAFC states–Kansas and Minnesota–where among the grantees. Agency Amount Project Description Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) $1,000,000 KDOT will use its AID grant to offset the cost of a technology project known as […]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking public input on a draft version of the 2014 Statewide Rail Plan, which highlights current freight- and passenger-rail services, and plans for improving and expanding rail in the state. KYTC is accepting comments until Sept. 16. To read the plan and submit your comments, visit the Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan […]
Kansas Department of Transportation Topeka, Kansas The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking a Freight Project Coordinator. This position located in Topeka and serves the citizens of Kansas by assisting the Freight and Rail Unit manager with multimodal freight transportation planning activities including research, data collection and analysis, modeling, report preparation and presentations. The […]