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GAVDA Opposes Vehicle Data Restrictions

September 16, 2020

In an open letter, ASA and members of GAVDA stated their disagreement with the OEM’s recent letter to limit the access to vehicle data. In a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation had sought for Congress to intervene in state efforts to…

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NSC releases preliminary semiannual estimates for road safety

September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Safety Council (NSC) released their preliminary semiannual estimates for road safety today, and the results show a slight 1 percent increase in total motor-vehicle deaths in 2020 compared to 2019. However, total number of vehicle miles travelled have decreased by nearly 17 percent since 2019,…

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Congressman calls for GSA to halt sale of recalled vehicles

September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, recently wrote a letter to General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy regarding the GSA policies of sale and lease of automobiles subject to manufacturer recall. In his letter, Krishnamoorthi questioned the GSA…

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President Trump Is Modernizing Federal Environmental Reviews

July 15, 2020

Per the White House: The Trump Administration is issuing a final rule that will modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), so that infrastructure can be built in a timely, efficient, and affordable manner. The final rule modernizes Federal NEPA regulations, including by codifying certain…

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Ozone Pollution Continues to Decline Under President Trump, EPA Proposes to Retain Existing NAAQS for Ozone

July 14, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced “its proposal to retain, without changes, the existing, more stringent 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. This proposal comes after careful review and consideration of the most current available scientific evidence and risk and exposure information, and with consultation of…

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