The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has published a Request for Comment (RFC) inviting the public and stakeholders to share public comments on how the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation (NETT) Council can be responsive to the needs of the public and industry.

“The NETT council was established to provide a common portal to the DOT's decentralized modes to better engage with new technologies which are cross-modal; the Department is seeking input on how to make the NETT council work more effectively to prepare for the transportation system of the future,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Since the Council’s inception in March 2019, innovators and stakeholders have approached the DOT with concepts and ideas that vary in their stage of development. To ensure that the Council is responsive to the needs of the public and industry, the DOT is seeking comment on how the NETT Council can better be positioned to support transportation innovation, and the extent to which the DOT's existing regulatory construct supports or hinders innovation.

The RFC is available on the Federal Register HERE for a 45 day comment period.