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Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee
Industry Urges Congress to Act on Autonomous Vehicles

February 17, 2017 – At a February 14 hearing before House Energy & Commerce’s newly-minted Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, automakers and Lyft made an impassioned appeal to Congress:

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Budget, FY18, Transition
Budget Director Confirmed – Now What?

February 17, 2017 – Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to run the White House’s Office of Management and Budget by a roll call vote of 51-49. The vote was party-line, with all Republicans voting “yes” and all Democrats voting “no,” except that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) voted “no” because the nominee had opposed higher defense spending levels in the past.

Aviation, Transportation Security, TSA
Senate Hearing Examines TSA Aviation Security Issues

February 17, 2017 – On February 16, the Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hosted a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), entitled “Stakeholder Perspectives on Improving TSA for the Security of the Traveling Public.”

Aviation, FAA, House T&I Committee
House Aviation Subcommittee Holds Year’s First FAA Reauthorization Hearing

February 17, 2017 – On February 15 the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee started a series of hearings (there are five planned so far) on the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re-authorization legislation. This first hearing was dedicated to the “state of American aviation manufacturing.”

Infrastructure, P3
New Bipartisan Coalition Stresses Infrastructure Needs

February 17, 2017 – On Monday, February 13, the Bipartisan Policy Center announced the launch of the Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure. The coalition seeks to build a broad-based consensus around infrastructure needs in the U.S. and identify methods to close funding gaps while streamlining project execution.

Eno, FASTLANE, Freight
Life in the FASTLANE

February 17, 2017 – On February 15, Eno released a white paper that outlines how to best shape future federal discretionary grant programs. The paper uses the FASTLANE grant program, created in 2015 as part of the FAST Act, as a case study and suggests how Congress and the Administration can improve upon federal discretionary grants when creating new discretionary grant programs or upgrading the existing one.

Airlines, ATC, Aviation, FAA
Trump Meeting With Aviation Groups Spotlights FAA Reauthorization

February 17, 2017 – On February 9, President Trump met at the White House with a number of airline CEOs and airport directors, along with their respective trade associations’ CEOs. The meeting indicated that aviation will be a key component of any Trump infrastructure plan and was also used by participants to move debate on pending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation to the forefront.

Autonomous Vehicles, Convergence, Freight, UAS
How Can Automation Improve Freight Delivery?

At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, held last month, one of the sessions examined the impact that existing and imminent new technologies will have on the freight sector.