July 13, 2018 – The infrastructure legislation that House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has quietly been working on for weeks could be unveiled by the end of this month.
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July 12, 2018 – Amidst an ongoing discussion of investing in U.S. infrastructure, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing, “The Long-term Value to U.S. Taxpayers of Low-cost Federal Infrastructure Loans,” on Tuesday.
June 26, 2018 – Two and a half years after the enactment of FAST-41, Senators Portman and McCaskill convened a roundtable of stakeholders to discuss progress and next steps.
June 14, 2018 – On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled, “Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges.”
June 7, 2018 – The security implications of the U.S.’s lack of infrastructure in the Arctic was under scrutiny Thursday at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
May 18, 2018 – During Infrastructure Week, two panels featuring freight experts and stakeholders emphasized the multimodal freight infrastructure needs across major U.S.
May 17, 2018 – Now that the House Appropriations Committee has released most of its draft fiscal year 2019 appropriations bills funding various non-defense infrastructure programs, we can ask – is the promise of an extra $10 billion per year for infrastructure being kept?
Infrastructure Week 2018 is next week, May 14-21, and Eno staff will participate in two events on infrastructure resiliency and freight transportation.
April 6, 2018 – White House infrastructure chief D.J.
President Trump and many in Congress have placed a high priority on infrastructure investment. The Administration’s plan has significant federal funding associated with it, primarily aimed at attracting more non-federal dollars into infrastructure, including private sector investment. As Congress and the Administration consider this approach, it should be reassuring that substantial private investment is already […]
Federal credit programs like PABs are instrumental in fueling pioneering infrastructure projects that may not otherwise be feasible – projects that support transformational improvements that are unlocking our most congested cities.
Transportation costs, after housing, are the biggest expenses in the budgets of most American households particularly for those settled along the urban fringe. Federal and local policies can help low-income households in a short term to spend less on transportation, but also, by providing access to opportunities, increases their chance of upward mobility.
March 22, 2018 -Did the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations package unveiled last night meet the promise of $10 billion in increased infrastructure spending?
March 8, 2018 – Senate Democrats on March 7 released a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan, which was an expansion of the $1 trillion plan they released in January 2017, which in turn was based on the $1 trillion plan introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in January 2015.
March 2, 2018 – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao defended the Trump Administration’s infrastructure initiative and fiscal 2019 budget request before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week. The civilian head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, R.D.
March 2, 2018 Staffers for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees were working furiously this week to iron out as many differences as possible between the twelve House-passed appropriations bills for fiscal 2018 and the twelve bills reported from the Senate panel, in hopes of getting an omnibus package filed by March 14.
March 1, 2018 – On February 22, economists at the Wharton School of Business released a brief analysis (the Penn-Wharton Budget Model analysis) of President Trump’s infrastructure plan. While the study does average a diverse array of economic models of the added economic value of federal infrastructure grants, the analysis also reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of how federal credit programs work that calls into question the overall conclusions of the work.
February 23, 2018 – The second-largest program proposed by the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure initiative is $40 billion in block grants for infrastructure improvements in rural areas, with almost no federal strings attached, to be spent in rural areas at the discretion of the state governor. But how would that $40 billion be divided amongst the states?
February 15, 2018 – This is part two of our summary of President Trump’s infrastructure initiative
February 15, 2018 – President Trump’s infrastructure initiative met with skepticism from Congress this week, but his apparent endorsement of a gasoline tax increase as high as 25 cents per gallon has excited some legislators.