Issue / Regional governance

Gas Tax Receipts Dropped in FY 2019

The Highway Trust Fund took in $26.5 billion in gross gasoline tax receipts in the just-ended fiscal year 2019, $236 million less than...

Senate May Consider FY20 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Next Week

The U.S. Senate could start consideration of a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills that includes the Transportation-HUD...

USDOT Announces Rural Transportation Initiative

The U.S. Department of Transportation on October 8 announced a new initiative for promoting and coordinating rural transportation...

FHWA Gives States Highway Obligation Authority Through Nov. 21

The Federal Highway Administration on October 10 gave state departments of transportation $5.2 billion in fiscal year 2020 highway...

2020 Highway Rescission May Get Repealed in Defense Bill

A looming $7.6 billion cut in highway funding scheduled to take place on July 1, 2020 may be repealed in the National Defense...

Reducing Transportation Emissions, Improving Air Quality Recurring Themes at Global Cities Climate Summit

On October 10 and 11, nearly 2,000 global city leaders from the public, private, and civic sectors gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for...

2018 ACS Survey: While Most Americans’ Commuting Trends are Unchanged, Teleworking Continues to Grow, and Driving Alone Dips in Some Major Cities

The greatest daily demands on our transportation system come when most Americans travel to work. Understanding and serving those needs...

House Subcommittee Hearing Misses Big Picture in Transportation Safety and Security

On Wednesday, October 16th, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing on “Examining the Future of Transportation...

CBO Issues Analysis of Nationwide Truck VMT Tax

The Congressional Budget Office today released a new report entitled Issues and Options for a Tax on Vehicle Miles Traveled by...

Governance and Institutional Reform in Transportation: Results of an Eno Workshop

Policymaking, planning, and decision-making tools that were designed for the past may not be appropriate for assessing and addressing...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 21, 2019

Tuesday, October 22 – House Oversight and Government Reform – Subcommittee on Government Operations – subcommittee hearing on...

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spending Exceeded Deposits in FY19 for First Time in Over 30 Years

The just-ended fiscal year 2019 appears to be the first year since 1988 where the year-end unexpended balance in the Harbor Maintenance...

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