Department of Transportation

Putting the Brakes on Crude Oil Train Regulation

Experts say rescission of brake regulation could create serious safety risks.

Getting Railroads to Regulate Sleep Disorders

Transportation safety agency and senators push for regulations combatting sleep apnea in rail employees.

Addressing the Dangers of Partially Driverless Cars

Scholar analyzes and suggests regulations for semi-autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Leaves Safety Gaps

House bill on autonomous vehicles restricts state policies that could improve safety.

The Constitutional Executive Order on Regulatory Budgets

President Trump’s regulation-trimming executive order will likely survive judicial scrutiny despite potential policy objections.

It Is Premature to Label a Regulatory Budget Unconstitutional

The President’s one-in, two-out executive order may be difficult to implement, but it is not unconstitutional.

Legal and Policy Challenges to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Recent University of Pennsylvania event explores issues raised by the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Are Louder Cars Safer Cars?

Federal regulators may require electric cars to make more noise.

Talking Cars, Coming Soon to a Road Near You

Transportation Department proposes rule mandating vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology.

For Agencies, Smooth and Safe Traveling Takes a Front Seat on Thanksgiving

Holiday marked by mass mobility prompts regulatory responses nationwide.

Filling Up the Gas Tank with Corn, Sugar Cane, and Wood

EPA moves to increase support for ethanol and other renewable fuels.

Valuing a Ton of Particulate Matter

What is the cost of emitting soot into the atmosphere? The answer is unclear, yet it plays an important role in policymaking.