Issue / Pipelines

FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations – House Hearings on FRA, FMCSA, and PHMSA (Video)

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New Congress Convenes, Starts Considering Bills Immediately

January 7, 2015 The 114th Congress convened for the first time yesterday, with new members being sworn in and the other formalities...

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Offered in the House but Not Adopted

Blackburn (TN) amendment making a 1 percent cut in each amount made available by the bill – failed by a roll call vote of 163...

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Adopted by the House of Representatives

Bass (CA) amendment to prohibit funds provided by the bill from being used by FTA to implement, administer or enforce 49 CFR...

President Nominates Rail, Pipeline/Hazmat Administrators

June 4, 2015 Last Friday, President Obama made two long-awaited nominations for senior safety regulatory positions at the U.S....

Transportation-Related Amendments Offered to the FY16 THUD Bill in the House on June 3

(More amendments, all of which are “limitation” amendments (“no funds in this act may be used for such-and-such”) were offered...

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

April 30, 2015 A House appropriations subcommittee today approved a draft bill making available $71.5 billion in spending authority...

House Hearing Examines Transportation of Oil by Rail

February 11, 2015 On February 3, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and...

CBO Baseline For Overall Transportation Spending

January 28, 2015 The primary users of the baseline data from this week’s Congressional Budget Office baseline are the House and...

State of the Union, Other Announcements Preview Admin. Transportation Agenda Including New Bonds

January 21, 2015 President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night and once again...

Crude Oil by Rail: The Industry is Changing

BY STEVEN R. DITMEYER Adjunct Professor of Railway Management, Michigan State University An old adage says the railroad industry is...

Intermodal: Moving Freight in a Global Economy

Intermodal Transportation: Moving Freight in a Global Economy is a comprehensive textbook that offers an overview of the history and...

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