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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: New Starts

USDOT to Sign Maryland Purple Line Agreement

August 24, 2017 – The Trump Administration will sign a grant agreement promising $572 million in future federal appropriations for the Maryland Purple Line light rail project, Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced this week.

USDOT Withdraws From Gateway Corporation

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.

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.

White House Submits FY17 Budget Revisions – But Too Late to Change the Omnibus?

March 27, 2017 – Last Friday evening, the White House Office of Management and Budget sent Congress proposed changes to about a hundred different discretionary appropriations accounts for the current fiscal year (2017), including TIGER grants, mass transit new starts, and the Army Corps of Engineers water resources program.

Maryland Purple Line Light Rail On Hold After Judge’s Ruling

August 17, 2016 – How important are ridership forecasts to the environmental impact statements for a new fixed guideway rail system, and how much leeway does a federal judge have in taking notice of challenges to those forecasts? These are the questions raised by a federal judge’s decision to suspend progress for the new Purple Line light rail system in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C.