March 29, 2017 – Earlier this month, the Treasury Department released its quarterly Treasury Bulletin for March 2017. Among much other data, the March Bulletin for each year contains updated revenue baseline projections for the transportation trust funds.
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March 29, 2017 – Thirty years ago this week, an 18-month struggle over the future of federal highway and mass transit funding came to a head: President Ronald Reagan became the first chief executive to veto a federal-aid highway authorization bill, and Congress overrode the veto.
March 29, 2017 – This morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 1346) repealing the Obama Administration’s December 2016 rule requiring metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to consolidate across state lines. The panel also approved several other measures, including bills to recodify Coast Guard statutes and to require Congress be notified of ongoing railroad safety audits.
March 29, 2017 – Uber’s automated vehicles are back on the road following a collision in Tempe, Arizona last week when one of its self-driving vehicles was struck and rolled onto its side.
March 29, 2017 – On Tuesday, March 28, the House Energy & Committee Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) held a hearing to better understand the capabilities and limitations of AV technology as it progresses.
Tuesday, April 4 – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation – Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security – subcommittee hearing to examine multimodal freight policy and infrastructure – 2:30 p.m., SR-253 Russell.
The U.S. Department of Transportation first opened for business on Saturday, April 1, 1967.
March 29, 2017 – On March 23, the Senate Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing exploring two distinct issues: airports, and aviation certification,
March 27, 2017 – Last Friday evening, the White House Office of Management and Budget sent Congress proposed changes to about a hundred different discretionary appropriations accounts for the current fiscal year (2017), including TIGER grants, mass transit new starts, and the Army Corps of Engineers water resources program.
This year the Eno Center for Transportation will honor Jane Garvey – former Federal Aviation Administration Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration – with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Robert Prince – former Vice President of AECOM with the Wilbur S. Smith Friend of Eno Award.
March 23, 2017 – A series of three interviews with transportation leaders hosted by Axios featured bipartisan perspectives from Emil Frankel of the Eno Center for Transportation, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D), and House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA).
March 23, 2017 – At a Washington briefing on March 21, the Eno Center for Transportation briefed stakeholders and reporters on its most recent report, Time for Reform: Delivering Modern Air Traffic Control.
While many many are already calling the Administration’s budget proposal “dead in the water” one item should not be dismissed: spinning off the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system to an independent, nonprofit entity. Doing so would remove roughly $11 to $12 billion per year from the federal budget, and over 35,000 federal employees could be off the federal payroll.
March 23, 2017 – Across the coming years, U.S. Department of Transportation plans to release a series of data sets pertaining to autonomous vehicles, connected vehicle and connected infrastructure pilots, and smart city initiatives.
March 23, 2017 – The President’s budget outline released last week is so light on details that you can’t even really call it a “skinny budget” – it’s deathly anorexic. But based on the document, and a little additional reporting, a few things have become clear.