Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Infrastructure

Shuster Introduces His Infrastructure Bill

July 23, 2018 – This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is releasing the text of his own legislative proposal to increase the quality and stability of U.S. surface transportation and water infrastructure.

Shuster May Unveil Infrastructure Bill by July 31

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.

Infrastructure Week: Freight in Focus

May 18, 2018 – During Infrastructure Week, two panels featuring freight experts and stakeholders emphasized the multimodal freight infrastructure needs across major U.S.

Op-Ed: Good Public Policy Drives Freight Rail Investment (Not Public Funding)

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 […]

Promoting Upward Mobility Through Transportation Policy

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.

Senate Democrats Release $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan. Again.

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.

Chao Defends Administration Infrastructure Plan Before Senate

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.

Appropriators Work to Finish FY18 Omnibus Bill

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.

What the Penn-Wharton Study Missed About the Trump Infrastructure Plan

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.

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