March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill appears to accede to President Trump’s request to remove the $900 million in funding for the Gateway Program of NY/NJ rail projects, but it’s more complicated than that.
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March 16, 2018 – Hopes that the House could pass a final $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2018 this week were dashed by a small number of unresolved issues, foremost among them whether or not to give an initial tranche of money towards the $30 billion Gateway program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey, the centerpiece of which is a new $13 billion tunnel project beneath the Hudson River.
March 9, 2018 – The ongoing dispute over how to fund a $13 billion tunnel between New York and New Jersey escalated this week into an almost-shouting match between Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Democratic members of the U.S.
Timeline of the history and recent developments relating to the Gateway Program of rail projects in New Jersey and New York.
March 2, 2018 – Perhaps the biggest differences between the House and Senate versions of the transportation budget for 2018 initially approved by the appropriators last year revolve around the Gateway Program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey.
February 14, 2018 – This week, the White House once again proposed a budget that would eliminate the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants program that funds new subway and light rail (and the occasional bus rapid transit) system.
December 22, 2017 – Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) again blocked the nomination of Ronald Batory to become the nation’s head safety regulator as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.
November 16, 2017 – The U.S. Senate confirmed two more high-level U.S.
November 9, 2017 – The U.S.
October 27, 2017 – The backlog of transportation-related nominations in the U.S.
August 4, 2017 – At an executive session on August 2, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved four of President Trump’s nominees to positions at USDOT. Two of those made it into the traditional pre-August-recess en bloc package of dozens of nominations approved by the Senate on August 3.
July 11, 2017 – 8:45 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Affairs for fiscal year 2018. Bill text is here and the full comm… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
July 13, 2017 – The House Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing appropriations on July 11 approved a draft bill providing $18.8 billion in discretionary appropriations and $58.8 billion in contract authority obligation for the Department of Transportation.
July 7, 2017 – How would the proposed new Hudson River Tunnel compare to the size of other proposed mass transit new starts?
July 7, 2017- The U.S. Department of Transportation withdrew from formal participation in the Gateway Development Program as a new cost estimate for centerpiece of the program raised the total program cost to near $30 billion.
July 1, 2017 – Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified the Gateway Program Development Corporation that USDOT is permanently withdrawing from the corporation’s Board of Trustees.
June 30, 2017 – The Gateway Program is a $24 billion portfolio of rail projects in New York and New Jersey, centered around a new tunnel between Secaucus Junction and Penn Station.