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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Project Delivery
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.
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.
August 16, 2018 – On August 9, the House Railroads Subcommittee went to Sacramento for a field hearing on the California high-speed rail project.
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.
June 26, 2018 – Two and a half years after the enactment of FAST-41, Senators Portman and McCaskill convened a roundtable of stakeholders to discuss progress and next steps.
May 31, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final rule Wednesday on Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP), which allows recipients of FTA funding for public transportation capital projects to modify or waive FTA requirements for that project if they can demonstrate the waiver will encourage private sector involvement.
April 27, 2018 – Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.
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).
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.”
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.
February 15, 2018 – This is part two of our summary of President Trump’s infrastructure initiative
February 2, 2018 – In 2005, 2012, and 2015, Congress enacted three rounds of new laws with the goal of decreasing project delivery time for transportation projects, most notably through streamlining requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 (NEPA). Earlier this week, the U.S.
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.
President Trump is wrong: Gutting air, water and land regulations won’t speed up most infrastructure construction.
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.
August 4, 2017 – A pair of recent court rulings in the last eight days have opened the way for numerous lawsuits against the California high-speed rail project under the auspices of the famously lawsuit-friendly California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
July 28, 2017 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on July 26 held a hearing on multiple pending nominations, including Ronald Batory to head the Federal Railroad Administration and Mark Buzby to head the Maritime Administration.
July 27, 2017 – The House of Representatives was in session until 12:22 a.m. this morning amending the Energy and Water Development portions of the “security minibus” appropriations bill (H.R. 3299).
July 13, 2017 – Last month, a report (dated from May) from the Working Group On Improving Air Service to Small Communities was made publicly available.