Issue / Federal Governance

President Nominates NHTSA, STB Heads

November 20, 2014 As the USDOT nomination backlog at the White House builds, President Obama in recent days has nominated a new head...

Congressional Leadership & Committee Elections Begin

November 20, 2014 Members-elect of the upcoming 114th Congress have begun electing party leaders and selecting committee...

Backlash Against President’s Immigration Actions Threatens to Blow Up FY15 Omnibus

November 20, 2014 The staffs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have been working diligently for the last two weeks...

GAO Report Breaks Down FHWA Spending By Improvement Type

November 10, 2014 On October 9, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report requested by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)...

Tax Reform/Transportation Connection Mentioned Again

November 10, 2014 At his news conference on November 5, President Obama made it a point to single out infrastructure as a possible...

Szabo Departure Adds To Vacancy List At DOT Modes

November 10, 2014 Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo announced last week that he will be leaving FRA at the end of the year to...

Republican Strength in the U.S. House, 1913-2015

November 20, 2014 The 63rd Congress (1913-1915) was the first where the U.S. House membership was raised to its current level of...

Senate R’s To Vote On HTF Scoring Rule

November 10, 2014 As part of their organizational conference later this week, Senate Republicans who will serve in the upcoming...

Lame-Duck Agenda Expected To Be Limited

November 10, 2014 Congress returns this week for a post-election “lame duck” session of Congress in which party leaders will...

Election Results Will Lead To Major Shakeups On Capitol Hill

November 10, 2014 Republicans took back control of the U.S. Senate in last week’s elections, and in the House of Representatives,...

RAISE USER FEES: The Road to Good Highway Policy

BY TOM McNAMARA Transportation Consultant, and former UDOT policy staff, OST Good highway policy is difficult to achieve....

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