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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: White House
April 6, 2018 – White House infrastructure chief D.J.
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.
March 20, 2018 – President Trump on March 19 announced that he has designated Ann Begeman as the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board.
March 9, 2018 – The ongoing dispute over how to fund a $13 billion tunnel between New York and New Jersey escalated this week into an almost-shouting match between Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Democratic members of the U.S.
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.
March 2, 2018 – Last month, the White House released the Economic Report of the President, which contained an extensive discussion of the potential economic benefits from autonomous vehicles.
February 15, 2018 – This is part two of our summary of President Trump’s infrastructure initiative
February 15, 2018 – President Trump’s infrastructure initiative met with skepticism from Congress this week, but his apparent endorsement of a gasoline tax increase as high as 25 cents per gallon has excited some legislators.
February 14, 2018 – This article summarizes the financing, leverage, and program efficiency elements of the President’s 53-page infrastructure plan released this week.
February 12, 2018 – Today, the White House released the Trump Administration’s long-awaited proposal to increase infrastructure investment in the United States.
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?
January 22, 2018 – On the morning of January 22, someone leaked an internal 6-page summary of the larger, 60-something-page White House infrastructure plan that has been formulated over the last year by the staff of the National Economic Council (NEC).
January 12, 2018 – White House staffers began briefing Capitol Hill on the forthcoming infrastructure plan this week, but hopes that the plan would be released the week of January 15 have been dashed.
January 12, 2018 – In the absence of the Trump Administration’s promised-but-long-delayed $1 trillion infrastructure package (which still may be released ahead of Trump’s first State of the Union address on January 30), the U.S.
December 8, 2017 – The White House this week made it official and promised to release the Trump Administration’s “infrastructure principles” document in January.
June 9, 2017 – President Trump on June 5 made a personal pitch for air traffic control (ATC) reform in a White House speech that accompanied the release of a paper detailing the Administration’s principles for reform. Later in the week, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified on the topic before Senate and House hearings on June 7 and 8.
November 2, 2015 – 9:35 p.m. – The House of Representatives will begin debate tomorrow afternoon on the surface transportation reauthorization bill after the House Rules Committee approved procedures this evening for the first day’s debate.
Last Friday, President Obama announced that he is nominating Shoshana Lew to be Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Earlier this week, the White House gave federal agencies new guidance directing all federal agencies to begin using a common website, called the “Dashboard,” to report a common set of timeframe metrics for many infrastructure projects seeking federal funding, permits, or other federal approvals.