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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Infrastructure

Guest Op-Ed: Resilient Infrastructure Can Help Us Adapt to a Warmer World

President Donald Trump has proclaimed November “Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Month.” He is right to recognize the key role that infrastructure plays in assuring the nation’s health, security and prosperity. However, much of our critical infrastructure—especially transportation systems in coastal areas—is anything but resilient. We can change that by facing up to climate threats and designing our infrastructure accordingly.

Trump Issues (Another) Executive Order on Project Delivery

August 24, 2017 – On August 15, President Trump issued Executive Order 13807, his second attempt at imposing prompter deadlines on the cumbersome, multi-agency process of approving the federal permitting of infrastructure projects.

President’s Infrastructure Council Dissolved – If It Ever Existed

August 24, 2017 – As part of the backlash against President Trump’s remarks relating to the Charlottesville, Virginia rioting, the White House will not be moving forward with a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure – but it is not clear if this means that a new council will not be created, or an existing council will be disbanded.

Chao Fields Infrastructure Questions

May 19, 2017 – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used two public events this week to promise infrastructure stakeholders that details of the Trump Administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan would soon be forthcoming.

The Three Aims of the Trump Transportation Budget

March 23, 2017 – The President’s budget outline released last week is so light on details that you can’t even really call it a “skinny budget” – it’s deathly anorexic. But based on the document, and a little additional reporting, a few things have become clear.

Does Airport Privatization Have a Future in the U.S.?

It’s no accident that 34 of the world’s top 100 airports are either fully or partly privatized. If the Trump Administration is serious about attracting large-scale private capital to revamp and improve U.S. infrastructure, airport privatization is an ideal place to start.