February 12, 2018 3:22 PM
This morning, the White House released its long-anticipated, 53-page infrastructure proposal. It is an expansion of the leaked six-page summary that I commented on in late January. The proposal has some elements that will appeal to free market fiscal conservatives. Others, not so much.
February 1, 2018 1:32 PM
Beleaguered ridesourcing giant Uber has been criticized for a wide variety of sins, both real and imagined. But their biggest sin yet may be what they apparently want to do to the public in the future: force everybody to use Uber’s service by outlawing private automobiles.
January 26, 2018 12:13 PM
Despite the Trump administration’s misguided call for additional federal spending on infrastructure, there are some bright spots for free marketers in the administration's plan.
January 9, 2018 7:43 AM
Congress should encourage safety regulators to more rapidly adopt modern standards developed by private professional organizations.
December 7, 2017 1:32 PM
Technology has changed how people around the globe go about their daily lives, from using their smartphones to place online food orders to having robots now assist in performing surgeries. Technological advancement has also crept into vehicle industries around the world. The hot button topic right now is whether Congress will address the implementation of standards for automated vehicles (AVs), mainly light...
December 5, 2017 11:52 AM
This week, the nine-mile segment of Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway became tolled during the morning and evening rush hours. The tolls apply...
November 30, 2017 4:57 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized its renewable fuel standards (RFS) for 2018. Caving to pressure from Iowa Republican Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, who threatened to vote against President Trump’s nominee to head EPA’s air office,...
November 10, 2017 2:49 PM
Automated, autonomous, or “driverless” cars show great promise in improving the way human beings get around, particularly in reducing injuries and deaths from accidents and increasing mobility options for people with a range if disabilities. The auto industry, however, is very highly regulated, especially when it comes to safety concerns, so how government agencies will accommodate AI-assisted driving remains an important question.
Reason TV’s latest video explores that question, interviewing software...
November 10, 2017 10:13 AM
In my previous post, I highlighted an ongoing problem with motor vehicle safety regulations in the United States: they frequently fail to incorporate the latest voluntary consensus standards developed by automotive technical experts. This failure means...
November 8, 2017 2:15 PM
In an effort to wrap their heads—and legislative tentacles—around self-driving cars, Congress may have inadvertently highlighted a promising new way to modernize outdated federal motor vehicle safety standards. The House has passed the...