September 13, 2018 – Environmental regulation streamlining has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill recently as infrastructure projects in the United States inch forward while building on the other side of the globe accelerates.
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September 4, 2018 – Last week, the Federal Highway Administration distributed $4.2 billion in additional highway formula funding for fiscal year 2018 to state DOTs. The annual “August redistribution” of obligation limitation, which must be exercised by September 30 or lost forever, has never been larger (last year it was $3.2 billion, and two years before that it was under $2 billion).
September 5, 2018 – Ten years ago today, the U.S. Department of Transportation made the stunning announcement that the federal Highway Trust Fund had run out of money. $144 billion in bailouts later, we look back and ask how did this happen, and what have we learned?
August 16, 2018 – Five years after labor disputes out West grinded operations at 29 ports to a halt, federal focus on freight transportation seems to be moving toward intermodal connectors and the infrastructure that moves freight out of the port and across the country.
July 23, 2018 – This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is releasing the text of his own legislative proposal to increase the quality and stability of U.S. surface transportation and water infrastructure.
July 13, 2018 – The infrastructure legislation that House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has quietly been working on for weeks could be unveiled by the end of this month.
July 13, 2018 – The latest variant of legislation to turn responsibility for most highway funding back to states, eliminate most federal mass transit spending, and reduce federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes was introduced in the Senate. S. 3190, the “Transportation Empowerment Act,” was introduced on July 10 by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL).
June 26, 2018 – Two and a half years after the enactment of FAST-41, Senators Portman and McCaskill convened a roundtable of stakeholders to discuss progress and next steps.
Tuesday, June 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder views on commercial space transportation regulatory reform (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
June 15, 2018 – How are the House and Senate FY 2019 appropriations bills fulfilling the promise of $10 billion per year in additional infrastructure funding?
June 8, 2018 – Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee swiftly approved a draft bill funding the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2019.
June 5, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent Congress a proposed list of 26 projects totaling $1.535 billion under the so-called INFRA grant program (called the FASTLANE grant program under the Obama Administration because its statutory acronym, NHSFP, is not easily pronounceable).
May 23, 2018 – House Members grilled recently confirmed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez on the delayed implementation of motor carrier provisions of the FAST Act at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Tuesday.
May 18, 2018 – During Infrastructure Week, two panels featuring freight experts and stakeholders emphasized the multimodal freight infrastructure needs across major U.S.
Tuesday, May 22 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on the FAST Act’s motor carrier provisions (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
May 18, 2018 – An $88.8 billion spending plan for the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2019 sailed through a House subcommittee this week and will go before the full Appropriations Committee next week.
April 27, 2018 – Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.
April 27, 2018 – The Department of Transportation has gotten a quick start in soliciting applications for many FY 2018 discretionary grant programs – $1.65 billion in grant money was made available in various announcements that have gone out this month.
April 25, 2018 – Last night, the House Rules Committee approved a special procedure that will allow the House to consider 116 amendments to H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill.
April 18, 2018 – On Monday evening, the Federal Highway Administration distributed $36.4 billion in fiscal year 2018 highway spending authority to states pursuant to the recently-enacted fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations law.