Eno Transportation Weekly

FHWA, MAP-21, Performance Measures
FHWA Codifies Performance Management Requirements, Excludes GHG Emissions

May 25, 2017 – On May 19, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) codified rulemaking to establish new performance management requirements as required under the 2012 and 2015 surface transportation bills, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Appropriations, Aviation, Budget, FAA, FY18
FY18 Budget Requests $16.1B for FAA, Restructures EAS

May 25, 2017 – The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 requests a gross total of $16.157 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration in 2018, reduced by a requested $31.2 million rescission of old procurement balances. The budget also requests fundamental changes in the Essential Air Service airline subsidy program, which is administered by the Secretary of Transportation, not the FAA.

Appropriations, Budget, Coast Guard, FY18, Transportation Security, TSA
TSA, Coast Guard Largely Held Harmless in FY18 Budget

May 25, 2017 – The budget request for fiscal 2018 largely spares Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Coast Guard programs from cuts. However, the budget does propose to cut port security and mass transit security grants in half.

Appropriations, Budget, FTA, FY18, Transit
Mass Transit: Budget Leaves No Room for New New Starts

May 25, 2017 – The 2018 budget requests $11.226 billion in total resources for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The full $9.733 billion in spending from the Highway Trust Fund for formula grants is requested. But where general fund spending for transit is concerned, the request for FTA Capital Investment Grants is cut almost in half from the level authorized in the FAST Act – from $2.3 billion to $1.2 billion.

Budget, FY18, Sequestration
Sequestration Order for FY 2018 Issued

May 24, 2017 – Along with the rest of the budget documents, the White House released its annual report on the sequestration of mandatory budget resources for fiscal year 2018 caused by the failure of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction to find any deficit reduction back in 2012.

Amtrak, FRA, FY18, Rail
Administration Proposes Amtrak, Other Rail Grant Cuts

May 25, 2017 – The FY 2018 budget request from the Trump Administration calls for steep cuts in federal grants to Amtrak, with the intent to eliminate federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance routes. The budget would also reduce support for new intercity rail grant programs created by the FAST Act of 2015 below levels appropriated earlier this month in the 2017 omnibus appropriations law.