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Senate Presses Secretary of Transportation on FAA Certification and FY20 Budget Requests

March 28, 2019 The Senate subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing on...

As Trump Administration Proposes Cuts, Rail Stakeholders Ask for Increased, Reliable Funding

March 22, 2019 Just a day after the White House released their budget proposal for 2020, which would significantly cut funding for...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 The President's fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a...

Amtrak Requests $141 Million Cut in Its Own Budget

March 21, 2019 Amtrak (formally the National Rail Passenger Corporation) sent its fiscal 2020 budget request to Congress yesterday...

President’s FY20 Budget Cuts DOT Appropriations $4.8 Billion, Meets FAST Act HTF Spending Targets, Keeps $200B Infrastructure Placeholder

March 11, 2019  President Trump has released a fiscal year 2020 budget request today that calls for $84.1 billion in gross...

Schumer Will Seek To Force Gateway Funding in Next “Must-Pass” Spending Bill

March 8, 2019 This week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told an Association for Better New York breakfast meeting that...

House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the 116thCongress formally kicked off its work yesterday with a marathon...

What, Exactly, Did President Trump Just Say About Gateway?

February 8, 2019 Two days ago, President Trump gave an interview to a group of selected local journalists from around the U.S....

CBO Updates Savings Estimates from Spending and Tax Choices

December 14, 2018 This week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued its biennial report updating a wide menu of revenue...

Q3 PTC Reports Show Some Railroads Still At Risk of Missing Deadline

November 29, 2018 According to railroads’ third-quarter 2018 reports released by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), four...

Senate Adjourns Until After Elections, Clearing WRDA Bill but Leaving AV Bill, Transpo Nominations Unfinished

October 12, 2018 Yesterday, the U.S. Senate finished its pre-election business with the typical flurry of activity, passing 17 bills...

NJ Transit “Working Diligently” Toward PTC Deadline, but has Miles to Go

October 3, 2018 Three months from a statutory December 31 deadline, New Jersey Transit told the Senate Commerce Committee at a...

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