Issue / Public health

Biden Signs Transportation Mask Mandate, but USDOT Must Actually Implement It

Yesterday, President Biden signed a new executive order directing federal agencies to "require masks to be worn in compliance with CDC...

Last COVID Bill of 2020 Gives An Additional $45 Billion to Transportation

The final major legislation to be passed by Congress in 2020 contained another $0.9 trillion in COVID-related fiscal relief spread...

Text of Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill Finally Introduced

The bipartisan group of federal legislators who have been working on a compromise COVID-19 relief bill for weeks finally released the...

One More Week to Go on Omnibus, COVID Negotiations

A possible government shutdown starting tonight was averted this afternoon when the Senate agreed to a one-week continuing resolution...

Bipartisan Offer May Be the Needed Breakthrough on COVID Relief Talks

After the collapse of the daily COVID relief talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin a...

Omnibus Appropriations, COVID Aid Top Lame-Duck Agenda

As absentee and provisional ballots continue to be counted, it appears as of this writing (2:15 p.m. Nov. 6) that Joe Biden will expand...

COVID Stimulus Talks Reach Ignominious End (Finally)

For the last several weeks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have continued to negotiate the...

Hopes for Pre-Election COVID Stimulus Dim (But Refuse to Die)

Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on an additional round of federal COVID stimulus...

Transit Agencies, Airports Spent Another $2.6 Billion of CARES Act Funding in August

U.S. mass transit providers and airport sponsors collectively spent another $2.6 billion of their $35 billion in special COVID-19 aid...

More Airline Aid Now Won’t Move Without Resolution of Larger COVID Aid Bill

This was an interesting week for the aviation news beat in Congress. The end result is that many U.S. airlines and contractors are...

Bipartisan Talks on COVID Aid Continue As House Adjourns

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continues to talk with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about a possible compromise coronavirus aid...

Transportation Funding in the New House COVID Bill

Following is a general overview of the $77 billion in transportation aid provided by the revised coronavirus aid bill passed by House...

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