Issue / Ports

As Tariffs Take Effect, Port Activity Booms but Uncertainty on the Horizon

October 18, 2018 Ports across the country announced volume records this summer as shippers rushed to move goods ahead of the Trump...

CBO: State-Local Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure Drops for Second Year in a Row

October 19, 2018 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has updated its massively useful study of total federal, state and...

Aviation, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Tax Receipts Up Significantly in FY18

October 19, 2018 As part of the Treasury Department's year-end financial reporting for fiscal year 2018, new reports from the Bureau...

DOT Releases Version 3.0 of Autonomous Vehicle Guidance

October 4, 2018 At a public event this morning, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released her department's long-awaited "AV 3.0"...

Coast Guard Updates Congress on Modernization, Recapitalization Efforts

September 27, 2018 Admiral Karl L. Schultz, 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, updated the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard...

Summary of Maritime Security Provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

September 26, 2018 The package of bills released on September 22 that includes the FAA Authorization Act of 2018 also includes a...

“Pre-Conferenced” Water Resources Authorization Bill Passes House

September 13, 2018 (updated) The House of Representatives has approved the text of a "pre-conferenced" water resources bill...

Final Version of First “Minibus” Appropriations Includes $7.0 Billion for Water Resources in FY19

September 13, 2018 (updated) On September 10, Congressional negotiators released the final conference report version of the first...

Schools, Private Sector Teaming Up to Address Freight Workforce Training Challenges

September 5, 2018 In an effort to address occupational and skills gaps in the freight transportation industry, ports and private...

Federal Freight Focus Shifts Inland – and Zeroes In on Complex Policy Questions

August 16, 2018 Five years after labor disputes out West caused operations at 29 ports to grind to a halt, federal focus on freight...

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Port Improvement, Rail Crew Bills, STB Nominee

August 1, 2018 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved by voice vote today several items including a bill...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 30, 2018

Wednesday, August 1 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider several items...

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