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Damage Control: Adapting Transportation To A Changing Climate, Trip Pollard 2015 College of William & Mary Law School

Damage Control: Adapting Transportation To A Changing Climate, Trip Pollard

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Sea level rise, extreme weather events, and other problems caused or exacerbated by a changing climate present the most serious long-term threats to transportation worldwide. Recent disasters have carried a hefty price tag, and forecasts call for more frequent and more costly damage to infrastructure and disruptions of services that are central to trade, jobs, food access, national security, health, and personal mobility. It is essential to reduce greenhouse gas pollution to lessen future damage to transportation; however, even if emissions are cut drastically at this point, the impacts of a changing climate will continue for decades. As a result ...


An App For That: Local Governments And The Rise Of The Sharing Economy, Andrew T. Bond 2015 Notre Dame Law School

An App For That: Local Governments And The Rise Of The Sharing Economy, Andrew T. Bond

Notre Dame Law Review Online

The revolution of the Internet in the late 1990s brought consumers together in unique and unprecedented ways. The evolution of the sharing economy in the early twenty-first century builds upon the Internet’s revolution by connecting consumers and unused resources in a readily accessible and efficient manner.

At the same time, the sharing economy puts new pressures on local governments in choosing how to respond to this evolution. One method of evaluating local government responses is through a paradigmatic example. In this Essay, that case study is Uber: a novel and unabashedly antagonistic transportation service that offers on-demand taxi access ...


Definitions, Religion, And Free Exercise Guarantees, Mark Strasser 2015 Capital University Law School

Definitions, Religion, And Free Exercise Guarantees, Mark Strasser

Mark Strasser

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion. Non-religious practices do not receive those same protections, which makes the ability to distinguish between religious and non-religious practices important. Regrettably, members of the Court have been unable to agree about how to distinguish the religious from the non-religious—sometimes, the implicit criteria focus on the sincerity of the beliefs, sometimes the strength of the beliefs or the role that they play in an individual’s life, and sometimes the kind of beliefs. In short, the Court has virtually guaranteed an incoherent jurisprudence by sending contradictory ...


One Small Problem With Administrative Driver’S License Suspension Laws: They Don’T Reduce Drunken Driving, Steve R. Darnell 2015 University of Nevada - Reno

One Small Problem With Administrative Driver’S License Suspension Laws: They Don’T Reduce Drunken Driving, Steve R. Darnell

Steve R Darnell

Only eight states continue to rely on the judicial system to suspend a drunken driver’s license instead of an administrative process. Federal agencies and special interest groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety press for Administrative License Suspension (ALS) laws arguing these laws reduce drunken driving. While some research supports this view, there is an equally and more compelling literature indicating ALS laws are not effective in reducing drunken driving.

This study analyzed data from eight states that have adopted ALS laws to determine if the ALS laws reduced drunken driving ...


Law Abiding Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague 2015 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Law Abiding Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague

Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

No abstract provided.


Preemptive Strike: Law In The Campaign For Clean Trucks, Scott L. Cummings 2014 UCLA

Preemptive Strike: Law In The Campaign For Clean Trucks, Scott L. Cummings

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Eu-Switzerland: Quo Vadis?, Marc Maresceau 2014 European Institute of Ghent University

Eu-Switzerland: Quo Vadis?, Marc Maresceau

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


U.S.-Eu Second Stage Air Transport Agreement: Toward An Open Aviation Area, Charles A. Hunnicutt 2014 Troutman Sanders LLP.

U.S.-Eu Second Stage Air Transport Agreement: Toward An Open Aviation Area, Charles A. Hunnicutt

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Determinants Of Traffic Fatalities In The U.S., Hanna Stapleton 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Determinants Of Traffic Fatalities In The U.S., Hanna Stapleton

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

This paper investigates the determinants of motor vehicle fatalities in each of the 50 states in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia. Using a panel data set from 1994 to 2005, we analyze how the factors, such as safety belt laws, speed control, alcohol usage, fine, driving conditions and annual vehicle-miles of travel (VMT), affect the incidence of traffic fatalities. Econometric models are developed and the estimates are obtained from a general-to-specific specification search based upon all the diagnostic tests in order to increase the probability of selecting models which are statistically reliable. The empirical results show ...


Revenue Adequacy: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, John W. Mayo 2014 Georgetown University

Revenue Adequacy: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, John W. Mayo

John W Mayo

Abstract: The concept of “revenue adequacy” made its way into the legal governance of the rail industry prior to the industry’s substantial deregulation via the Staggers Rail Act in 1980. This seemingly quiet feature of rail legislation has, however, increasingly grown central to the regulatory-deregulatory fault line in the 21st century rail industry. This paper examines the concept of revenue adequacy, a benchmark of United States railroad firms' financial performance calculated annually by regulatory oversight bodies. The paper addresses questions around the origins, measurement, informational provisions, value and policy benefits and costs of revenue adequacy. An examination of ...


The Intelligentization Of Automobiles:Smart-Cars、Robo-Cars And Their Safety Governance, Yueh-Hsuan Weng, Dominic Hillenbrand 2014 Peking University

The Intelligentization Of Automobiles:Smart-Cars、Robo-Cars And Their Safety Governance, Yueh-Hsuan Weng, Dominic Hillenbrand

Yueh-Hsuan Weng

Currently, we are witnessing the transition from feature- to smart-cars, and it will be arevolutionary trend since smart-cars’ highly perception with unstructured environments. The control systems in feature cars are well understood and within our theoretical frameworks. Certain safety properties of stability control systems-for example-can be formally proved. The underlying physical models are well understood and can be fitted with accurate sensor readings. The ECUs understanding of the environment is therefore close to the ground truth. However, as pointed out in this is no longer the case for smart-cars where driver assistance systems implement (semi)-autonomous behaviors. Except to smart ...


Off-Road Torts: The Difficulties Of Representing A Client Injured Due To Defects In Vehicles Modified For Off-Road Use Or Injured Due To A Dangerous Condition Of The Land., Nicholas Morgan 2014 SelectedWorks

Off-Road Torts: The Difficulties Of Representing A Client Injured Due To Defects In Vehicles Modified For Off-Road Use Or Injured Due To A Dangerous Condition Of The Land., Nicholas Morgan

Nicholas Morgan

No abstract provided.


Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague

All Faculty Scholarship

Abstract

Drone technology is evolving rapidly. Microdrones—what the FAA calls “sUAS”—already on the market at the $1,000 level, have the capability to supplement manned helicopters in support of public safety operations, news reporting, and powerline and pipeline patrol, when manned helicopter support is infeasible, untimely, or unsafe.

Larger drones–"machodrones”–are not yet available outside battlefield and counterterrorism spaces. Approximating the size of manned helicopters, but without pilots, or with human pilots being optional, their design is still in its infancy as designers await greater clarity in the regulatory requirements that will drive airworthiness certification.

This article ...


Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague

Henry H. Perritt, Jr.

Abstract

Drone technology is evolving rapidly. Microdrones—what the FAA calls “sUAS”—already on the market at the $1,000 level, have the capability to supplement manned helicopters in support of public safety operations, news reporting, and powerline and pipeline patrol, when manned helicopter support is infeasible, untimely, or unsafe.

Larger drones–"machodrones”–are not yet available outside battlefield and counterterrorism spaces. Approximating the size of manned helicopters, but without pilots, or with human pilots being optional, their design is still in its infancy as designers await greater clarity in the regulatory requirements that will drive airworthiness certification.

This article ...


American Trucking V. Port Of Los Angeles: Is The Castle Doctrine A Ticking Time Bomb, Potentially Eliminating Ports’ Control Of Cargo Trucking?, Katherine B. Puccio 2014 Boston College Law School

American Trucking V. Port Of Los Angeles: Is The Castle Doctrine A Ticking Time Bomb, Potentially Eliminating Ports’ Control Of Cargo Trucking?, Katherine B. Puccio

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

As the Port of Los Angeles and the shipping industry continue to expand, states struggle to regulate the heavy trucking businesses that support the shipping companies. In American Trucking Assn’s, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, the Supreme Court struck down as preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 parts of a Concession Agreement that sought to regulate the relationship between these trucking companies and the Port. The Court declined to decide a second question of whether the Port could punish trucking companies that routinely fail to comply with regulations. This Comment argues that the FAAAA ...


How To Achieve Right Of Way Success, Dawn Haecker, Michael B. Jett, Jim Crall, Kathy Heistand, Nicolette Mendenhall, Todd Clift 2014 INDOT

How To Achieve Right Of Way Success, Dawn Haecker, Michael B. Jett, Jim Crall, Kathy Heistand, Nicolette Mendenhall, Todd Clift

Purdue Road School

The Real Estate Division of INDOT will provide an overview of the Right of Way process and key factors that affect time and expenditures. Panel discussion and Q&A session will include established best practices, new developments, lessons learned, and factors resulting in improved customer service and efficiency in terms of time and money for project delivery.


Houston, We Have A (Liability) Problem, Justin Silver 2014 University of Michigan Law School

Houston, We Have A (Liability) Problem, Justin Silver

Michigan Law Review

The development of private manned space flight is proceeding rapidly; there are proposals to launch paying passengers before the end of 2014. Given the historically dangerous nature of space travel, an accident will probably occur at some point, resulting in passengers’ injury or death. In the event of a lawsuit stemming from such an accident, a court will likely find that a space flight entity operating suborbital flights is a common carrier, while an entity operating orbital flights is not. Regardless of whether these entities are common carriers, they face a threat of high levels of liability, as well as ...


Navigating The Turbulence: The First Circuit Clarifies The Preemptive Scope Of The Airline Deregulation Act In Brown V. Unived Airlines, Michael Welsh 2014 Boston College Law School

Navigating The Turbulence: The First Circuit Clarifies The Preemptive Scope Of The Airline Deregulation Act In Brown V. Unived Airlines, Michael Welsh

Boston College Law Review

On July 9, 2013, in Brown v. United Airlines, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that the Airline Deregulation Act (“ADA”) preempted skycaps’ common law tortious interference and unjust enrichment claims. In so holding, the First Circuit articulated a two-pronged test in an attempt to provide clarity to the relationship between the savings clause and the preemption clause of the ADA. This Comment argues that the First Circuit’s two-pronged test is faithful to U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence and should serve as a model for other federal appeals courts until the Supreme Court ...


Countdown To Blastoff: Florida's Deadline For Spaceport Zoning Laws, Anthony G. Ison 2014 Stetson Unversity College of Law

Countdown To Blastoff: Florida's Deadline For Spaceport Zoning Laws, Anthony G. Ison

Anthony G Ison

No abstract provided.


Sms - Reaching Beyond Low Hanging Fruit, Stewart Schreckengast 2014 University of South Australia

Sms - Reaching Beyond Low Hanging Fruit, Stewart Schreckengast

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Human nature predisposes us to maximize our accomplishments while making a concerted effort to balance resource expenditures so we achieve an optimal return on our efforts. All too often what this really means is that we do the easy things that can be done with minimal effort; we grab the low hanging fruit. Traditional incident investigation methodology enables us to reach beyond the obvious reactive solutions. The incident investigation methodology is also an exceptional foundation for safety management system (SMS) development because it supports a holistic approach to reaching the fruit that is ripe for harvesting, the deficiencies that become ...


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