The Obama-era federal committee on automation in transportation was quietly terminated earlier this year by the Trump administration, without informing some members.
The committee held its lone meeting on January 16th, 2017, four days before Trump’s inauguration. The DOT never called the committee to meet again.
Duke’s Mary “Missy” Cummings said it felt like the committee spent the last two years in a “no man’s land,” and views it as a lost opportunity. “Why aren’t we being used to look across the industry and make recommendations for safety? It would be an ideal application of this board,”
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