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Senate Commerce Hearing Examines Amtrak’s National Network

On February 23 the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security subcommittee from the Senate...

Amtrak’s FY17 Budget Request Differs From the White House’s Plan

Amtrak is an unusual quasi-governmental corporation. It receives significant annual subsidies from the federal government, but the...

President Obama’s Final Transportation Budget Maintains FAST Act, Avoids Spending Tradeoffs

February 11, 2016 President Obama submitted his final budget to Congress this week, covering fiscal year 2017. The budget proposal...

The President’s “21st Century Clean Transportation” Plan – Bold and Transformative, or Reminder of a Missed Opportunity?

February 10, 2016 The most prominently hyped part of President Obama’s final budget (at least where transportation and...

FY17 Transportation Budget Overview Table

Provides a preliminary summary the President's budget request for FY 2017 for USDOT, a comparison of the budget request versus FAST Act...

CBO: Bailout Cost of Next 6-Year Highway Bill is $113 Billion

January 28, 2016 The new Congressional Budget Office spending and revenue baseline projects that the Highway Trust Fund will remain...

Recent GAO Study Examines Bike/Ped Fatalities

January 21, 2016 In November 2015 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report exploring pedestrian and cyclist...

FMCSA Nominee Updates Congress on Safety Rulemakings

January 22, 2016 Senators used a friendly confirmation hearing for the President’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier...

FY 2016 Highway Apportionment and Obligation Limitation Tables

Tables summarizing the FHWA notices issued January 8, 2016 distributing the FY 2016 federal-aid highways obligation limitation under...

FHWA Gives States $37.3 Billion in FAST Act Funding

January 14, 2016 Last week, the Federal Highway Administration took the first steps towards implementing the FAST Act by giving...

“FAST Act – The Good and the Bad”

January 7, 2016 The recent enactment of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) has rightly been acclaimed...

Comparing the FAST Act’s Environmental Streamlining Provisions With GROW AMERICA

December 22, 2015 When signing the FAST Act into law, President Barack Obama commented, “Congress should pass a bill like the GROW...

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