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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Project Delivery

Spotlight on Measure M

This week, Eno released an important new paper from UCLA’s Michael Manville about one of the most significant transportation ballot measures in recent years. Los Angeles County voters approved Measure M in November 2016.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 4, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on the U.S. maritime and shipbuilding industries (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.

Agencies Issue Final Rule to Streamline Federal Permitting

November 2, 2018 – The Department of Transportation and three federal agencies issued a final rule this week that changes agency procedures under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 4(f) (now 49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138)—a step towards fulfilling provisions in recent federal transportation legislation.

Congress Again Examines Environmental Streamlining

September 13, 2018 – Environmental regulation streamlining has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill recently as infrastructure projects in the United States inch forward while building on the other side of the globe accelerates.

Shuster Introduces His Infrastructure Bill

July 23, 2018 – This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is releasing the text of his own legislative proposal to increase the quality and stability of U.S. surface transportation and water infrastructure.

House Panel Examines Project Delivery Issues

March 22, 2018 – On Thursday, March 15, The House Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment held a hearing on opportunities to streamline federal permitting, particularly under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Senate Hearing Examines State and Local Infrastructure Needs

March 16, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: State and Local Transportation Needs.”

Guest Op-Ed: What Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Missed About the Review Process

Debates about infrastructure are elemental to the shape of our cities. The ways people engage with projects that cut through their neighborhoods and shape their city are critical avenues for broader political participation. The structures these debates focus on are built to last for 40-50 years, affecting multiple generations. The decisions made about such projects – and the process gone through to reach those decisions – therefore must be open, equitable, and meaningful.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 15, 2018

Wednesday, January 17 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on the U.S.-flagged maritime industry (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Trump Issues (Another) Executive Order on Project Delivery

August 24, 2017 – On August 15, President Trump issued Executive Order 13807, his second attempt at imposing prompter deadlines on the cumbersome, multi-agency process of approving the federal permitting of infrastructure projects.

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