Issue / FASTLANE

President’s Long-Awaited Infrastructure Plan Released

February 12, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. Today, the White House released the Trump Administration’s long-awaited proposal to increase...

Bringing MPOs Into the FAST Era

February 2, 2018 Since metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) were first formed in early 1960s, their core mission has been to...

U.S. Chamber Proposal Revives Gas Tax Debate

January 26, 2018 Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its proposal for a national infrastructure initiative, centered...

4-Week CR Likely As Budget Talks Continue

January 12, 2018 With Congress staring down a fiscal year 2018 appropriations expiration date of January 19, yet another stopgap...

At TRB, USDOT Downplays Infrastructure Bill, Emphasizes Agency Actions

January 12, 2018 In the absence of the Trump Administration's promised-but-long-delayed $1 trillion infrastructure package (which...

Senate Committee Examines Freight Movement Challenges

December 22, 2017 On December 20, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to review the state of freight...

May 2016 F.R.A. Report to Congress on Industry Response to Safety Advisories FRA-2013-08 and FRA-2015-13

This is a PDF copy of the report that the Federal Railroad Administration was required to submit to Congress by section 11406 of the...

Fatal Amtrak Derailment Draws Attention Back to PTC Implementation

December 22, 2017 This week's fatal Amtrak derailment in Washington State between Tacoma and Olympia, killing three people and...

FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation

December 8, 2017 On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential...

DOT Withdraws ECP Brake Rule

December 7, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation on December 4 announced that it will withdraw a 2015 regulation requiring the...

Senate Panel Approves Tax Bill As Sequestration Fears Mount

November 21, 2017 After a grueling 24-hour markup session (spread over four days), the Senate Finance Committee on November 16...

GAO, in Line with Eno, Recommends More Transparency for Federal Discretionary Grants.

November 9, 2017 As part of the 2015 FAST Act, the FASTLANE Discretionary Grant Program, launched in 2016 under President Obama and...

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