environment

Issue / Environment

As a means to an end, it is important that the transportation system be accessible and usable by different types of people aiming to get to different places. Federal rules for accessibility and nondiscrimination are behind most funding streams, and local rules also augment requirements to make the transportation system usable for everyone. Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the US. While automobiles have become more efficient over time due to fuel efficiency and emissions standards, these improvements are offset by an overall increase in vehicle miles traveled. Increased demand for trucking and air travel have contributed toward emissions. Proposals for achieving transportation emissions reduction goals at all levels of government include electrification, increased investment in active and shared transportation, and improved land use.

Webinar: So You Want To Integrate Zero Emissions Buses (ZEB) Into Your System?

Planning and integrating a zero-emissions bus fleet can be a daunting task. Good planning is integral to effectively deploying ZEBs...

House Passes 7 1/2 Week CR As Appropriations Start Slowly in Senate

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4378, a stopgap continuing resolution to keep federal agencies and programs...

House T&I Approves Latest Iteration of “Flags of Convenience” Aviation Bill

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 3632) sponsored by full committee chairman Peter...

USDOT Announces Recipients of $60M in ADS Grants

On Wednesday, September 18, USDOT announced the recipients of $60 million in Automated Driving Systems (ADS) grants. The funds were...

New Hudson River Tunnel Financial Plan Lowers CIG Share, Rearranges Debt Burden

A few more details about the revised financial plan for the new Hudson River Tunnel project have come to light since the August 23...

New York City MTA Proposes Mammoth $55B 5-Year Capital Plan

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency this week released an outline of its proposed capital plan for fiscal years 2020-2024....

Aviation Working Group (By Invitation)

Eno’s Aviation Working Group is a standing advisory group on all matters relating to aviation policy. The group provides Eno staff...

Senate Appropriators OK $86.6 Billion USDOT Funding Bill for FY20

Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee gave its unanimous approval to a draft appropriations bill that would provide the...

FY 2020 Senate USDOT Appropriations Bill – Summary Tables

This is a PDF file with 7 summary tables relating to the draft Transportation-Housing appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020 approved...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 23, 2019

Tuesday, September 24 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials –...

USDOT’s FY20 Budget Approved in Senate Subcommittee

The Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing Appropriations made quick work of a draft appropriations bill for fiscal year...

Acting TSA Chief Gives Agency Update to Senate Committee

The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration gave a status update on that agency's activities to the Senate Commerce,...

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