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Eno Transportation Weekly

TNCs
A Performance Approach to Equal Access to TNCs

Last week, Uber, Lyft, and Via sued the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) over a new requirement for each company to individually reach a target of 25% of all trips in the City to be conducted in a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) over the next five years.

Aviation, FAA
FAA Bill Finally on House Floor Next Week

April 20, 2018 – The long-delayed Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill is finally poised for takeoff. The bill is on the official House floor schedule for next week, and the House Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing for 5 p.m.

FTA, Mass Transit, Senate Banking Committee
Drake Nomination Will Likely Face Democratic Floor Opposition

April 20, 2018 – Thelma Drake, the Trump Administration nominee to run the Federal Transit Administration, will likely face Democratic opposition on the Senate floor significant enough to force Majority Leader McConnell to put here in the long backlog of nominees that will have to move through the cumbersome “cloture” process.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 23, 2018

Tuesday, April 24 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security – subcommittee hearing on the maritime transportation system (witness list here) – 2:30 p.m., SR-253 Russell. Tuesday, April 24 – House Rules – full committee hearing on H.R.

Passenger Rail, Rail
House Subcommittee Scrutinizes Florida’s Brightline

April 19, 2018 – The House Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a hearing today to examine All Aboard Florida’s (AAF) use of private activity bonds (PABs) to help finance the first and second phases of Brightline, its new Florida-based passenger rail system.

Appropriations, FHWA, FY18, Highways
FHWA Distributes $36.4 Billion in Highway Funding to States

April 18, 2018 – On Monday evening, the Federal Highway Administration distributed $36.4 billion in fiscal year 2018 highway spending authority to states pursuant to the recently-enacted fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations law.

Aviation, FAA
Amendments Solicited for House FAA Bill

April 16, 2018 – The House Rules Committee today asked members of the House of Representatives to submit any proposed amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 4) by 2 p.m.

Appropriations, FY19, House Appropriations Committee, Senate Appropriations Committee
Chao Defends Administration Budget Request to Congress

April 13, 2018 – This week, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao appeared before both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to defend the Trump Administration’s fiscal 2019 budget request for USDOT.

Traffic
Charging for Congestion in New York

In major metropolitan areas like New York, transportation challenges dominate headlines and for good reason. The data firm Inrix recently named New York the third worst-congested city in the world, ahead of Sao Paulo, Bangkok, and Jakarta. At the same time, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a “state of emergency” for the city’s transit system. As it was in London, now is the time for bold action.