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Draft Technical Assessment Report: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2022-2025

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/rulemaking/pdf/cafe/Draft-TAR-Final.pdf

1200+ page report on progress made toward achieving corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) and greenhouse gas emission standards established in 2012 legislation for cars and light trucks by 2025.  Provides first technical assessment of technologies available to meet these standards and differing compliance pathways.  Also includes a 13 page summary of the major points.  From the National  Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation … Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/nhtsa-CAFE-draft-TAR-07182016

Press release explaining the process of trying to upgrade fuel economy and emissions standards to reach a goal of 54.5 miles per gallon for the overall average for cars and light trucks by 2025.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Fact Sheet: DOT Issues Show Cause Order for U.S. Cuba Service to Havana

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Havana_Fact_Sheet_Show_Cause_Order_0.pdf

Provides questions and answers about the new, limited flights from U.S. cities to Havana, which cities and airlines have been selected, when flights will begin, what categories of travelers will be eligible to go, and how the services are related to laws and regulations pertaining to travel to Cuba.  From the Department of Transportation

 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Proposes U.S. Airlines and Cities for New Scheduled Service to Havana

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Transportation

https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-transportation-secretary-foxx-proposes-us-airlines-and-cities-new-scheduled-service

Announces cities and airlines selected to begin offering flights to Havana, Cuba as part of the Obama Administration’s normalization plan.  The selected cities were chosen as centers of substantial Cuban-American population and as important aviation hub centers.  From the Department of Transportation

 

Volkswagen to Spend up to $14.7 Billion to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests and Deceiving Customers on 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/volkswagen-spend-147-billion-settle-allegations-cheating-emissions-tests-and-deceiving

Press release on settlement between Volkswagen and U.S. authorities relating to the cheating on emissions tests for 2009-2015 model year diesel vehicles sold in the U.S.  See also text of Consent Decree with Justice Department.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities n 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812269

Preliminary estimates indicate that 35,200 people died in U.S. traffic accidents in 2015, an increase of about 7.7% compared to 2014.  Provides figures for traffic fatalities from 2005 through 2015.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Urban and Rural Transit Providers Reported Benefits but Face Deployment Challenges

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Science/Technology,Transportation,Urban Issues

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677919.pdf

Describes the extent of use of ITS by transit providers in large urbanized areas, the ITS uptake in small urban and rural areas, the benefits and challenges of deploying ITS, and the extent to which Transportation Department resources have been used to promote and support ITS.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Federal Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Public Works,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51628-Federal_Investment.pdf

This report explains how congressional financial scorekeepers, when analyzing proposals that would change the amount of federal investment in areas such as basic infrastructure or education or R&D, determine their effects on the economy and on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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