April 4, 2019 – The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials met April 2, 2019, for a hearing entitled “Pipeline Safety: Reviewing the Status of Mandates and Examining Additional Safety Needs.”
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March 1, 2019 – On February 26, the House Homeland Security Committee held a joint hearing to look at ways to secure the U.S. surface transportation system from cyber attacks, including potential threats posted by Chinese manufacture of rail cars.
February 4, 2019 – Here is a list of every mention of transportation, infrastructure, highways, transit, rail, aviation, and waterways made by Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump in the last 20 State of the Union addresses, 1999-2018.
September 5, 2018 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved Wednesday two transportation-related nominees and a bill to streamline Department of Transportation reporting requirements.
June 21, 2018 – Members on both sides of the aisle grilled Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Administrator Howard “Skip” Elliott on the administration’s failure to meet its deadlines in implementing congressional mandates at a Thursday hearing of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Tuesday, June 19 – Senate Appropriations – Subcommittee on Homeland Security – subcommittee markup session to consider a draft Homeland Security appropriations bill for FY 2019 – 10:00 a.m., SD-124 Dirksen.
March 22, 2018 – Surface transportation safety programs received significant funding increases in the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released yesterday, with much of the money devoted to a new DOT-wide autonomous vehicles R&D program.
March 15, 2018 – Last Friday, the Treasury Department released the quarterly Treasury Bulletin, a publication containing a trove of data about all kinds of federal fiscal dealings. The March bulletin of each year is notable because that is the annual issue that contains detailed end-of-year summaries of, and out-year projections for, all federal trust funds.
March 9, 2018 – Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation publicly announced the next phase of its bold initiative to encourage the adoption of automation technologies in transportation.
February 12, 2018 – President Trump today proposed a $4.4 trillion federal budget for fiscal year 2019. As part of the budget transmission, the Trump Administration is proposing to give the U.S.
October 13, 2017 – A new study produced by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine called for more frequent and comprehensive inspections of railroad routes that carry petroleum products, among many other recommendations.
Tuesday, September 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder perspectives on water infrastructure needs (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
September 14, 2017 – President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino III to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration and Howard “Skip” Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.
POSTPONED – Tuesday, September 12 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard stakeholder perspectives on infrastructure (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn – POSTPONED due to Hurricane Irma.
July 11, 2017 – 8:45 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Affairs for fiscal year 2018. Bill text is here and the full comm… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
May 25, 2017 – President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2018 would give the U.S.
Tuesday, May 2 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on airline customer service – 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Wednesday, May 3 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – public witness hearing on the FY 2018 budget – 10:30 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn.
Wednesday, April 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials – subcommittee hearing on railroad, pipeline and hazmat safety regulations and opportunities for reform (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
January 24, 2017 – President Trump reactivated the approval process for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines this week but also indicated that the private companies building the pipelines will have to use a lot of U.S.-made steel.
Tuesday, June 14 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on U.S. Coast Guard mission needs and resource allocation (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.