Transportation

As Rob Atkinson writes for Morning Consult, the Senate should embrace innovation and charge the Department of Transportation with establishing a national road user charging system.
Transportation
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January 24, 2019
ITIF signed a coalition letter, led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, urging Congress to prioritize restoring the longstanding users-pay/users-benefit principle in the Highway Trust Fund.
November 12, 2018
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that "No One at the Wheel" by Sam Schwartz dismisses the most important questions society needs to face as autonomous vehicles (AVs) emerge.
November 7, 2018
As the auto industry shifts toward electric vehicles and the electricity grid draws more energy from variable renewables, high-capacity, high-performance and affordable batteries are becoming one of the most important areas of technological innovation needed to reduce carbon emissions.
October 19, 2018
Connected and autonomous vehicles rely on IT hardware and software, an area where the United States has a competitive advantage globally. Congress and the administration should help U.S. industry press that advantage not with auto tariffs, but with more robust innovation policies.
October 12, 2018
In a letter to the editor for the Springfield Republican, Rob Atkinson explains why a vehicle miles traveled tax makes sense for Massachusetts.
October 12, 2018
Congress has taken proactive steps for both drones and supersonic flight with the FAA Reauthorization Act, enabling these U.S. industries to remain competitive and aerospace innovation to proceed apace writes Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files.
August 16, 2018
As ITIF’s Alan McQuinn and Samuel Hammond of the Niskanen Center write for the Daily Caller, the next generation of supersonic passenger jets is projected to be cleaner, cheaper, and more affordable—helping increase accessibility to every corner of Spaceship Earth.
August 10, 2018
The Trump administration is proposing to freeze federal fuel-efficiency standards for passenger vehicles on the theory that weaker regulation will help domestic carmakers. But, as David Hart writes for the Detroit Free Press, it would instead lock the United States into a dirtier, increasingly out-of-touch status quo.
May 2, 2018
Automation can deliver strong benefits to society in the form of lower costs and increased safety, so regulators should encourage the development of this new technology while adhering to key principles for protecting public safety.
March 1, 2018
The Trump administration has proposed an infrastructure plan that would help spur necessary investment. But it’s also time to modernize how we pay for infrastructure, says ITIF President Rob Atkinson in an op-ed for Real Clear Policy.

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