Issue / Federal Governance

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...

House Members Review Current EV Development

It may seem a bit “shocking,” but the share of electric vehicles (EV) in the US is increasing. With more than 400,000 EVs in...

Guest Op-Ed: The Real Danger of Mandatory Reciprocal Switching Is Freight Rail Stagnation

On March 15, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a hearing on a 2016 regulatory proposal that would amend agency policy...

A History of the Secretary’s Ability to Approve (or Disapprove) Highway Projects

The release of an unusual "policy statement" by the Federal Highway Administration in mid-December 2021 sparked a partisan row over...

Transportation and Infrastructure Mentions in the State of the Union Address, 2000-2021

As we all await President Biden's State of the Union address tonight, it is worth looking back at the times that recent Presidents have...

For Pete’s Sake! Sec. Buttigieg Won’t Push Back on States that Ignore Equity, Climate Guidelines

The Federal Highway Administration guidelines are, in fact, advisories that are not legally binding, as Jeff Davis of the Eno...

Links to the Text of Major Highway and Mass Transit Authorization Laws

Links to the Text of Major Highway and Mass Transit Authorization Laws 2021 IIJA (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a.k.a....

House Subcommittee Explores IIJA Impact On Small Businesses

To paraphrase the classic musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” there’s “no business likes small business.” At least, that’s what...

Dickson Stepping Down as FAA Administrator

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson told FAA employees in an email yesterday evening that he would be leaving his post on...

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

KITT, Herbie, the Batmobile – autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured the public imagination for decades. Now, they’ve captured the...

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