Pilot Program

August 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Dockless electric scooters and bikes are welcome on the streets of Baltimore, as long as they follow a few rules. In related news, the municipal bike share system Baltimore Bike Share has ceased operations.
The Baltimore Sun
August 21, 2018, 8am PDT
Eschewing glamor, Drive.ai's self-driving vehicles use bright coloring, insignia, and LED messages to facilitate better interactions with humans on the road.
The Verge
August 20, 2018, 8am PDT
It might be the nation's most significant but least known congestion pricing plan. The plan originally recommended tolling all lanes on segments of two interstates. Four more roads were just added to broaden the plan.
KOIN6
July 27, 2018, 11am PDT
Rep. Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wants to hike gas and diesel taxes by 15 and 20 cents per gallon, respectively, add two new user fees on bicycles and electric vehicles, and test VMT fees.
U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
June 25, 2018, 8am PDT
Three scooter companies, Lime, Bird and Spin, removed their scooters from the sidewalks of San Francisco earlier this month and applied, with nine other companies, for five permits to operate up to 2,500 scooters in a tightly regulated pilot program.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 15, 2018, 9am PDT
It's a temporary experiment, but Santa Monica will not cap the number of scooters operated by private companies in the city.
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2018, 8am PDT
The city is implementing a pilot program that prioritizes shared cars.
The New York Times
May 29, 2018, 9am PDT
The city attorney vows to bring order to the streets (and sidewalks) of San Francisco by requiring electric scooter share companies to apply for permits. First step: all e-scooters must be removed by June 4, or risk a $100 fine per day per scooter.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
U.S. PIRG wants states to use funding from multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlements to convert the nation's school bus fleet, 95% of which is diesel-powered, to zero-emission buses to reduce children's exposure to toxic air pollution.
U.S. Pirg
May 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
The biggest state in the union is making room for self-driving cars, starting with four self-driving vans.
Quartz
April 16, 2018, 7am PDT
A columnist in Austin is reminded of the early days of ride hailing companies. How did that work out for taxis?
Austin American-Statesman
March 12, 2018, 8am PDT
Pilot programs are not the real thing, warned Michael Lewis, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, testifying at a House transportation subcommittee on March 7. Colorado completed a successful four-month pilot last April.
AASHTO Journal
March 7, 2018, 1pm PST
Arlington is the first large city in the nation to ditch public transit for a private ride-sharing service. A pilot program operated by Via Transportation has operated successfully since launching service in December, charging riders $3.
CBS This Morning
December 14, 2017, 2pm PST
A summary report of California's 9-month pilot program to test the use of a mileage charge to replace the gas tax to fund road infrastructure has been released. Next steps include exploring available technology to implement the road charge.
The Sacramento Bee
February 11, 2017, 11am PST
Legislation proposed by San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu would authorize a red camera pilot program to last five years and apply only to the two cities. California lacks laws permitting automated speed enforcement.
ABC KGO TV 7 - San Francisco
November 19, 2016, 5am PST
Colorado residents are now being recruited to participate in a four-month program to evaluate how motorists react to being charged by the mile driven rather than gallon of fuel burned. Sagging fuel tax revenues are the impetus for the pilot program.
The Denver Post
September 30, 2016, 9am PDT
Unlike the more limited Oregon and California road usage charge programs currently in operation, Hawaii's program envisions over one million motorists participating in the demonstration program.
AASHTO Journal
August 12, 2016, 10am PDT
A bill to provide $750 million in road and bridge financing was signed by Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday after stripping a provision to apply for a federal grant to conduct a pilot program similar to the California Road Charge Pilot.
The Republican
August 3, 2016, 7am PDT
A year ago Massachussetts looked like it could be one of the next states to adopt a vehicle mileage fee program. Not likely under this governor. Baker opposes an amendment that allows the state to apply for federal grant funding to study VMT fees.
The Republican