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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: New Starts
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.
August 9, 2017 – Is the mass transit new starts program fundamentally flawed because it tries to support long, multi-year funding commitments with annual appropriations? And can Congress fix it without resorting to earmarks?
August 9, 2017 – The history of how Congress has funded the mass transit “new starts” program over the years.
July 7, 2017 – How would the proposed new Hudson River Tunnel compare to the size of other proposed mass transit new starts?
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.
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.
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.
February 5, 2017 – New York City celebrated New Year’s Day with not only its famous ball drop, but also opening its newest subway line: the Second Avenue Subway.
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?