One year after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders called on the Senate to advance automated vehicle legislation.
“After a year of delays, forcing automakers and innovators to develop in a state-by-state patchwork of rules, the Senate must act to support this critical safety innovation and secure America’s place as a global leader in technology,” a media release from the House committee states.
The House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit elicited insight concerning a wide array of emerging technologies during a Sept. 5 hearing that “have the potential to improve the safety and productivity” of the U.S. surface transportation system, according to Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., the subcommittee’s chairman (seen above). “The population and amount of freight moving through our nation are projected to increase significantl
Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new ammunition in their assault against this sector and legislation and it is Congressman Duncan Hunter. There is absolutely no defense for the actions taken by Congressman Hunter and he should be made accountable. However, his actions are not the responsibility of the American merchant marine or maritime sector. Many members of Congress are supporters for industrie
In response to Post opinion writer Paul Waldman’s essay about the current power of the minority in American politics, the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein offered a stunning bit of data on Twitter. I want to repeat a statistic I use in every talk: by 2040 or so, 70 percent of Americans will live in 15 states. Meaning 30 percent will choose 70 senators. And the 30% will be older, whiter, more rural, more male than the 70 percent. Unsettling to say the least — No
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script. The group, the local chapter for Americans for Prosperity, which is financed by the oil billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch to advance conservative causes, fanned out and began strategically knocking on doors. Their targe
John Willis spent six years on the political front lines of Interstate 635 in Garland, the stretch of highway deemed in more need of improvement than any other in North Texas. Willis' wife, Dana, recently spent a harrowing few seconds on the freeway itself. She was going the opposite direction Feb. 28 when an 18-wheeler jackknifed in slick conditions. Concrete flew over the median, taking out a windshield and a couple tires on her 2014 Toyota Corolla. "That's the reality out
Two Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are pushing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on aviation oversight following the recent fatality on a Southwest Airlines flight. House Transportation Committee ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Aviation Subcommittee ranking member Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) wrote a letter to Chao and refer to both the death on the Southwest flight and a recent CBS “60 Minutes” story about mechanical problems on low-