Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: FASTLANE

Congress Again Examines Environmental Streamlining

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.

Shuster Introduces His Infrastructure Bill

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.

Shuster May Unveil Infrastructure Bill by July 31

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.

Highway “Devolution” Bill Introduced in Senate (Again)

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).

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 25, 2018

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.

Trump Admin. Selects $1.5B in Highway/Freight Funding Grants

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).

New FMCSA Administrator in Hot Seat at House Subcommittee Hearing

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.

Infrastructure Week: Freight in Focus

May 18, 2018 – During Infrastructure Week, two panels featuring freight experts and stakeholders emphasized the multimodal freight infrastructure needs across major U.S.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 21, 2018

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.

House Bill Would Fund USDOT at $88.8 Billion in FY 2019

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.

USDOT Gets A Good Start on Giving Out FY18 Discretionary Funding

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.

FHWA Distributes $36.4 Billion in Highway Funding to States

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.

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