Issue / Federal Governance

The Present and the Future of Women Leading Transportation

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1977. The 8,000+ member...

Nominations News: Senate Panel OK’s FMCSA Head, MWAA Board Member; POTUS Makes STB Nominee; Sully Out at ICAO

There was a smattering of transportation nomination news in Washington this week. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation...

Inflation Poses biggest threat to IIJA rollout: U.S. DOT official

“Externally our biggest headwind is the current economic environment,” said Katie Thomson, director of the Bipartisan...

Phil Washington Rumored for FAA Administrator

Yesterday, the Seattle Times reported that Denver International Airport CEO Phil Washington, the former head of the Los Angeles County...

Webinar: The IIJA in Play: Six Months Later

In November 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the single largest infrastructure spending...

Mineta and Wachs: Two Giants Remembered

The transportation community lost two giants when Norm Mineta and Marty Wachs both passed away just over one year apart from one...

Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week

Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week Infrastructure Week 2022 starts on Monday, May 16. After a decade of coordinated (and...

Biden’s Cure for High Gasoline Prices? The 2021 Infrastructure Bill

"The Biden infrastructure law should produce reduced demand for gasoline once projects now being allocated funding [are]...

Workforce Issues Front-and-Center in Congress

Last year, the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) released a report concluding that the United States is...

White House Issues IIJA “Stewardship” Guidance

The Biden Administration today issued a "stewardship" memo to all federal agencies regarding their implementation of the bipartisan...

Aviation Program Offset Blows Budget Hole in Senate’s COVID-19 Aid Plan

The new CBO baseline will align with the Biden administration’s projection for the aviation program, said Jeff Davis, a...

Appeals Court Lifts Injunction, Allowing Interim Social Cost of Carbon Standard to Be Used in Rules, EIS

On March 16, a federal appeals court removed an injunction that was blocking the ability of federal agencies, including the Department...

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