Eno Transportation Weekly

Project Delivery
Guest Op-Ed: What Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Missed About the Review Process

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.

Amtrak, FRA, Passenger Rail, PTC, Rail
House Panel Pushes Railroads, Regulators on PTC Deadline

February 23, 2018 – The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held an oversight hearing on February 15 to examine which railroads might not make the December 31, 2018 statutory deadline for installation of positive train control (PTC) technology – and what the consequences might be for the railroads that fail to meet the deadline.

Infrastructure, Rural
How Would the Trump Infrastructure Plan’s Rural Formula Work?

February 23, 2018 – The second-largest program proposed by the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure initiative is $40 billion in block grants for infrastructure improvements in rural areas, with almost no federal strings attached, to be spent in rural areas at the discretion of the state governor. But how would that $40 billion be divided amongst the states?

Amtrak, Appropriations, FRA, FY19, Passenger Rail, Rail
Amtrak Submits Ambitious $11 Billion Budget Request

February 22, 2018 – Last Friday, Amtrak submitted an ambitious $11 billion budget request for fiscal 2019 and future years, dwarfing the $738 million requested by the Trump Administration for 2019 only.

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee, NHTSA
House Panel Examines NHTSA’s Automated Vehicle Initiatives

February 15, 2018 A lot can happen in a year. Last Valentine’s Day, House Energy & Commerce’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) Subcommittee convened a hearing with industry experts to discuss the regulatory challenges for aut… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.