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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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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing on Electric Vehicles

May 5, 2021

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee held a hearing today on “The Clean Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector”. The committee members heard testimony from:   Amol Phadke, M.S., Ph.D, Staff Scientist and Deputy Department Head, International Energy Analysis Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  …

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NHTSA Proposes Reinstating California Emissions Authority

April 22, 2021

The National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing restoring California and other state’s ability to set more stringent limits on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes. California has a waiver under the Clean Air Act that gives the state special regulatory authority in environmental issues. However, the Trump administration…

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Coalition of State Governors Ask Biden for Exclusively Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

April 21, 2021

The twelve governors of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week urging him to set a zero-emission transportation goal for 2035. In their request, the governors referenced the recently unveiled…

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