April 20, 2018 – The TIGER program is no more. Long live the BUILD program! The Department of Transportation today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity inviting applications for $1.5 billion in surface transportation grants provided by the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations act.
Eno Transportation Weekly
This week, I had the good fortune of observing the EnoMAX program in Atlanta. The EnoMAX program brings similar transit agencies together to put knowledge sharing into action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 19, 2018 – The House Rules Committee has now posted the text of 213 amendments to H.R. 4, the FAA reauthorization bill, that were filed before or shortly after the deadline of 2 p.m.
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.
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.
April 13, 2018 – Uber announced Wednesday a series of new initiatives designed to work with cities in addressing challenges related to transportation and technology.
April 11, 2018 – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook which is accompanied by its initial annual spending and revenue baseline estimates for Congressional committees.
April 13, 2018 – President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders got an earful of grief from conservatives after a mammoth $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill was approved by Congress and signed into law last month.
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.
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.