Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: White House

White House Considering 10+ Year Surface Transportation Reauthorization

January 18, 2019 – As Reuters first reported, high-level meetings were held at the White House this week to discuss infrastructure, and at those meetings, the idea of reauthorizing surface transportation programs for a decade or more as part of an infrastructure initiative was discussed.

Trump Signs FY18 Omnibus Bill into Law

After the House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package last Thursday, the bill passed the Senate and was signed into law by President Trump.

Trump Taps Begeman As STB Chair

March 20, 2018 – President Trump on March 19 announced that he has designated Ann Begeman as the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board.

Trump Moves to Fill Two New STB Positions

March 7, 2018 – As last week’s issue of ETW was being emailed out, the White House announced that President Trump was finally taking steps to fill the two new seats on the Surface Transportation Board created by the STB Reauthorization Act of 2015.

State of the Union Speech Increases Expectations for Highly Leveraged Infrastructure Bill

February 2, 2018 – We still expect President Trump’s infrastructure plan itself to rely on $200 billion in federal budget authority. But the big news from Trump’s address was that the amount of money leveraged by that $200 billion from non-federal sources had jumped from $800 billion (under discussion all last year) to $1.3 trillion, for a grand total of $1.5 trillion. How, you may ask, are all these divergent totals possible?

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