As automakers and their suppliers alike have been working through the issues confronting autonomous vehicles, they have been doing so with a giant blind spot: just how the federal government, which regulates almost every aspect of automotive design, was going to approach the question of standards for autonomous cars.
On September 20, 2016, the Department of Transportation, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), released federal cyber guidance for autonomous cars entitled Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (“guidance”).
The U.S. Department of Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule on August 15, 2016 modifying regulations governing trains hauling crude oil and other flammable materials.
On Aug. 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2016-05 to owners and operators of pipelines used for the transportation of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide and gas, clarifying that owners and operators of these pipelines must comply with all safety regulations, even if their pipelines are inactive, decommissioned or idle.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, senior Department staff, and even an official from the White House gathered at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters on July 20th to celebrate the grand opening of the Build America Bureau.
A South Carolina company that hauls gasoline, diesel fuel and ethanol throughout the country will face an Americans with Disabilities Act suit brought by a rejected DOT driver applicant with a sleep disorder for which he was prescribed an amphetamine (Dexedrine), the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond has decided, reversing a lower’s court’s dismissal of John Lisotto’s lawsuit.
No self-respecting Ninja goes into battle without a plan, right? You need to know your environment, your opponent and the rules of the battle.
Across the United States, state Departments of Transportation (DOT) are using or testing drones to conduct bridge inspections, accident assessments, surveys and to conduct risk mitigation.
DOT Publishes Final Rule On “Safe Reverse Logistics” for Retail “Returns” of Hazardous Materials to Distribution Centers
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) just announced that it has amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.