Issue / Federal Governance

FHWA’s 2013 Research Report On Digital Billboard (CEVMS) – Seriously Flawed

Background Three decades after the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 1980 study about the safety impacts of roadside digital...

The Highway Trust Fund: It’s a Millennial Problem

Before embarking for a long summer vacation, Congress has disappointingly failed, once again, to pass an updated multi-year surface...

A Counterpoint to, “A Constrained Federal Aid Highway Program: Rightsizing for the 21st Century?”

BY KEVIN HEANUE Transportation Consultant In the October edition of Eno Brief, Steve Lockwood presented one view of a future...

2015: Year of Opportunity for Federal Transportation Policy?

As we look back on 2014, it is hard to draw many positive conclusions about recent progress on federal transportation policy. Congress...

CBO Implies Problem With 80-20 HTF Split; Enzi to Chair Budget; Musical Chairs at Senate Appropriations

December 18, 2014 CBO report implies problems with 80-20 gas tax split. Right before Thanksgiving, the Congressional Budget Office...

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill and Approves Nominations

December 16, 2014 – 8:09 p.m. The Senate has passed the tax extenders bill (H.R. 5771), clearing the measure for the...

Senate Republicans Announce Committee Assignments

December 15, 2014 - 4:40 p.m. Senate Republicans announced their committee assignments for the upcoming Congress today, joining...

Senate Passes FY15 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

December 14, 2014 – 10:25 a.m. Last night, the Senate finally passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations measure, clearing...

Government Shutdown Averted (Again)

December 13, 2014 – 4:15 p.m. After a four-hour series of tedious roll call votes on motions to go in and out of executive...

Action on FY15 Omnibus Held Over Until Saturday (At Least)

December 13, 2014 – 2:00 a.m. There is an old polysci saying: “The Senate has only two rules: unanimous consent and...

Senate 2014 Endgame

December 12, 2014 - 6:05 P.M. SENATE ENDGAME.  Earlier this afternoon, Republican Leader McConnell got up and dangled before...

Update on Appropriations and on Democratic Senate Committee Assignments

December 12, 2014 - 4:07 p.m. Appropriations. This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed another seven-‐day clean...

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