Public comment period for USDOT Technology Council ends on January 10th

<pre><pre>Public comment period for USDOT Technology Council ends on January 10th

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The public has until January 10 to provide feedback to the United States Department of Transportation on its non-traditional and emerging Transportation Technology Council.

The department asks the public to focus on issues related to performance requirements, innovation, federal regulations, cross-industry or cross-modal road safety regulations, and technical support.

As USDOT explained, the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council was established to provide project sponsors with central access to the department, to discuss innovative transportation plans and proposals, to coordinate the monitoring of such projects, and to develop and implement department-wide processes , Solutions, and best practices for managing new transportation technologies that are under the jurisdiction of the department. "

The department for automated vehicles or unmanned aerial systems listed in the Federal Register is currently not what officials want to receive in connection with the NETT Council.

The council was recently praised by the heads of Congress' traffic committees. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) And Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chairman and senior member of the Senate's Trade Committee, as well as representatives Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) And Sam Graves (R-Mo.). ), Chairman and senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, contacted Minister of Transport Elaine Chao to express her support for efforts to implement innovative ideas.

"Enterprises cannot innovate unless the legal framework is in place to quickly and safely test and implement new technologies, particularly if such innovations could lead to changes that improve the safety and efficiency of people and goods travel," wrote the legislature in December. 9. "We welcome the thoughtful approach to addressing control gaps in new technologies and urge you to continue the process after you have received contributions from stakeholders from the public comment phase."

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