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Budget Reconciliation Bill Includes Transportation Priorities

August 2, 2022

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have come to an agreement on a $700 billion reconciliation package, titled the Inflation Reduction Act, that includes provisions on tax, healthcare, energy, and climate. The bill also includes billions in transportation funding. Notably, the Senators reached a…

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Sen. Markey Sends Letter to Auto CEOs on Vehicle Keyless Entry Systems

July 28, 2022

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter this week to all major automaker CEOs requesting information on the security of vehicle keyless entry systems. In the letter, Markey cited statistics that indicate vehicle theft has experienced a sharp increase in recent years despite a consistent decline since 1990. The…

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IIHS Releases Study on Drugged Driving and Traffic Crashes

July 19, 2022

The Insurance Institute on Traffic Safety recently released a study entitled “Changes in Traffic Crash Rates After Legalization of Marijuana: Results by Crash Severity”. The study found that states that legalized marijuana also experienced a rise in car crashes that injured or killed people. In the five Western states with…

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EPA Restores California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Waiver

March 11, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored the waiver allowing California the authority to enforce more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) restrictions. This waiver was previously revoked under the Trump administration. This waiver also allows other states to follow in California’s lead and enforce stricter GHG emissions restrictions in their states…

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U.S. Postal Service Estimates EV Fleet Will Cost $3.3 Billion

January 11, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement last month that analyzes a variety of proposed solutions for new purchases in the postal service fleet. The agency estimates that it would cost $3.3 billion or more to transition the postal service fleet to entirely electric. The proposed Build…

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California Air Resources Board Releases EV Charging Station Map

September 27, 2021

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released an interactive map showing all of the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in California. This map is in accordance with a resolution that was passed by the state legislature directing CARB to create maps of the network of EV charging stations in…

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