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Amtrak. Appropriations, FY18, Senate Appropriations Committee, USDOT
FY18 USDOT Funding Plan Approved by Senate Subcommittee

July 25, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. Earlier today, the Senate Transportation-Housing Subcommittee approved draft legislation appropriating $19.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation in fiscal year 2018. This is part of an overall bill appropria… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO […]

FHWA, Highways
House Appropriators Fuel FHWA Font Fight

July 20, 2017 – This summer, Congress is wrestling with the prospect of an as-yet unseen trillion-dollar infrastructure package, a contentious battle over privatizing air traffic control, partisan divisions over motor vehicle standards for emerging technologies, and – you guessed it – changing the font of highway signs.

ATC, Aviation, FAA
FAA Bill Stalled in House

July 20, 2017 – Legislation reauthorizing federal aviation programs and splitting up the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stalled on the way to the House floor, as party leaders try to nail down an elusive majority of the House in support of the bill. Sources say it is increasingly likely that House consideration of the bill (H.R. 2997) will slip into September at the earliest.

Autonomous Vehicles, Senate Commerce Committee
Senate Commerce Previewing AV Bills

July 18, 2017 – The Senate Commerce Committee staff has allowed some stakeholders to confidentially view drafts of its legislative package for AVs. Sources familiar with the drafts have indicated that the legislation is split across 15 sections totaling approximately 30 pages.

Autonomous Vehicles
Clarity for the Automated Vehicle Ethics Debate

A new report from Germany takes the issue of AV ethics head on and provides clear guidelines for tough ethical situations. It also provides recommendations for how governments and private industry should approach them.

Amtrak, Appropriations, FY18, Passenger Rail, Rail
Amtrak Releases Full 5-Year Business Plan

July 20, 2017 – Amtrak submitted its fiscal 2018 budget request to Congress on May 31, but did not get around to publishing its full financial plan to accompany the budget request until late last week.

Appropriations, Coast Guard, DHS, FY18, Homeland Security, House Appropriations Committee, TSA
House Panel Approves FY18 TSA, Coast Guard Funding

July 20, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee on July 18 approved a draft bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2018. Unlike many non-defense programs, DHS was largely spared from proposed cuts in the President’s budget request, and the House bill largely adheres to the budget request.

FAST Act, FHWA, FMCSA, House T&I Committee, NHTSA, NTSB, Safety
Human Factors Still Paramount in Roadway Safety: House Hearing

July 20, 2017 – The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing on July 18 to discuss the advancement of safety policy provisions in the Fixing American’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act that was enacted in December of 2015.

Appropriations, FY18, Senate Appropriations Committee, USDOT
Sec. Chao Defends Budget Before Senate Appropriators

July 20, 2017 – Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 13 to defend the Administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request for USDOT.

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee
House Panel Unanimously Approves Autonomous Vehicle Bill

July 20, 2017 – On July 19, the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee (DCCP) of House Energy & Commerce (E&C) met for a markup of what may become the nation’s first laws around self-driving technology.