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|Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles Likely to Remain at State Level|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016The United States Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, has stated that there is no plan to implement national legislation governing autonomous vehicles. Mr. Foxx made the statement while speaking to the media at the CES technology trade show. He stated that federal regulation of safety and model...
|Community Association Clients in Montgomery County, MD Towing Enforcement, Signs, Etc.|
Rees Broome PC;
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 12, 2015Effective November 30, 2015, any community association in Montgomery County, Maryland that has general common element or general common area parking spaces must comply with the new signage and towing authorization procedures outlined in Montgomery County Council Bill No. 17-15, which amends Chapter...
|Commercial Drivers Get Added Protection against Coercion in New FMCSA Rule|
Erik M. Dullea, James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 30, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2015A regulation issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will give commercial truck and bus drivers additional protection from being coerced into violating federal motor carrier safety regulations. The rule, which was proposed in May 2014, goes into effect on January 29, 2016.
|Michigan: Governor Signs the State’s Largest Investment in Transportation Funding in 50 Years|
David H. Godenswager, David M. Kall; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
December 8, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2015Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a package of bills “implementing the state’s legislative solution to infrastructure funding.” This leaves “Michiganders [with] safer roads and stronger bridges to travel on...Now we have a commonsense plan of action to improve our roads and make...
|“Quiet Car” Regulation Delayed|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
December 4, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2015The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is delaying a safety regulation that would require hybrid and electric vehicles to add audio alerts when driving at low speeds. The NHTSA claims that hybrid vehicles, which are known as “quiet cars” because they can be driven at...
|Motor Carrier's Self-Reporting Policy Violates the ADA|
Joseph F. Spitzzeri; Johnson & Bell, Ltd.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 2015A for-hire motor carrier company’s self-reporting policy ventured past the Department of Transportation’s regulations on safety sensitive jobs and into territory governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a Federal District Court in Arkansas stated in EEOC v. Old Dominion...
|UBER: and the New ‘Gig’ Economy: What are the Implications for the Future?|
Mark E. Geiger; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 5, 2015In the last few months all of us have become aware of Uber and its entrance into the “passenger courier” business. In many cities throughout the world including Toronto, Uber has established a network of allegedly independent drivers who receive orders from Uber, pick up clients in...
|D.C. Commuter Benefits Are Almost Here: Employers Must Comply by January 1|
Vicki M. Nielsen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015Employers with 20 or more employees working in the District of Columbia have fewer than 90 days to comply with a new law that requires them to offer commuter benefits to employees by January 1, 2016. Washington, D.C. is one of several cities and regions that have recently passed mandatory commuter...
|Weather Changes in PA Increases Risk of Accidents|
Caroselli Beachler McTiernan Coleman LLC;
November 4, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015Weather conditions can create dangerous situations for drivers, raising their risk of getting into a car accident.
|Forum Non Conveniens in the Keystone State: A Common Sense ApproacForum Non Conveniens in the Keystone State: A Common Sense Approach|
Jason T. LaRocco, Michael J. Needleman; Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C.;
October 30, 2015A motor vehicle accident occurs in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and almost of the witnesses and medical records are located there as well. Nevertheless, the Complaint was filed nearly 100 miles away in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. In fact, it appears that the only connection to...