Issue / Budget

Coronavirus Aid Talks Drag On

The extra $600 per week federal unemployment insurance benefit for the coronavirus crisis will expire today, and the eviction...

House Passes DOT, Water Funding for FY21 Without Significant Amendments

Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed a package of six fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills (as H.R. 7617), including the...

Guest Op-Ed: It Turns Out, Humans Are Pretty Smart: Developing Self-Driving Cars Is Harder Than We Thought

Self-driving cars. We’ve been promised for years they were “coming soon.” Most estimates a decade ago thought self-driving cars...

Guest Op-Ed: The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

The Eno Center for Transportation’s publication of my white paper, Increasing Access to Essential Health Functions: The Role of...

Op-Ed: From the Americans with Disabilities Act to Universal Design

July 26, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Since then, huge strides...

Labor Unions Ask USDOT for Mandated Passenger Face Masks

On July 27, Larry Willis, the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), sent a letter on behalf of TTD’s 33...

FTA Seeks Applicants for Expedited New Start Delivery Pilot

The Federal Transit Administration on July 29 belatedly issued a notice requesting applications for a FAST Act pilot program for...

House Passes Bill Regulating TNC Driver IDs

On July 29, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 4686) requiring ride-hail and ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft to...

White House Submits Sixth Amtrak Board Nomination as Senate Prepares to Move Rail Nominees

This week, President Trump formally nominated a sixth person to be a member of the Amtrak Board of Directors – former Congressman...

Time Running Out for Administration to Submit Its Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

As time runs out for Congress to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs prior to their scheduled expiration on September...

House Passes Biennial Water Resources Bill

The House of Representatives passed the biennial water resources development bill (H.R. 7575) this week by voice vote after perfunctory...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of August 3, 2020

Thursday, August 6 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing on pending USDOT nominations (Soskin to...

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