January 16, 2018 – The Eno Center for Transportation congratulates former Secretary of Transportation and Eno Board member Mary Peters on receiving the 2019 Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation.
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January 11, 2019 – The partial lapse-of-appropriations shutdown that began at midnight on December 21 is now three weeks old, but a pivotal milestone was reached this morning when civilian federal workers who are either furloughed or else being forced to work under the life/safety exception missed their first scheduled paycheck.
January 11, 2019 – The new 116th Congress took a few additional organizational moves this week, but the naming of House members to committees is taking longer than normal. Senate committees, however, were officially established and populated this week and will begin substantive hearings next week.
January 11, 2019 – Next week, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider a $12.1 billion package of emergency disaster relief appropriation (H.R. 268).
January 11, 2019 – Eno staff will participate in several sessions at the TRB Annual Meeting next week, presenting on topics ranging from transportation workforce planning to transportation technologies.
January 11, 2019 – This week, Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced that he and a bipartisan group of state legislators are proposing legislation to levy tolls across the 325-mile length of Interstate 81 throughout the state in order to pay for $2.2 billion in capacity and safety upgrades to the corridor. But even if the General Assembly agrees to the plan, it will still require multiple permissions (and a loan) from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Wednesday, January 16 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee organizational meeting – 10:00 a.m., SD-106 Dirksen.
January 9, 2018 – Voters across 34 states approved nearly $41 billion in new transportation investments last year, according to Eno’s new issue brief about the 2018 transportation ballot measures.
January 9, 2019 – Yesterday, the Federal Highway Administration issued a notice giving the 50 state DOTs and the District of Columbia an extra $30 billion in obligation authority to start new federal-aid highway projects, but warned them that if a new short-term continuing appropriations resolution is enacted, they will have to take most of that money back for the time being.
January 9, 2019 – While no silver bullet will fix the woes of urban mobility and access, transportation economists believe that congestion pricing strategies come close. This month, Eno will launch a project to evaluate best practices in congestion pricing techniques.
January 3, 2018 – Eno’s Paul Lewis provides four predictions for transportation policy in the year ahead, from new federal policy on congested airspace to reckoning with the industry’s impact on climate change.
January 3, 2019 – All 41 railroads with positive train control (PTC) requirements submitted by Dec. 31, 2018 documentation claiming they fully implemented PTC or else qualified for an “alternative schedule,” the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on New Year’s Eve.
January 4, 2019 – The Eno Center for Transportation is pleased to announce the 2019 Transit Senior Executive Program (TSE) class.
January 4, 2019 – The partial shutdown of the federal government, which includes a furlough of over 20,000 employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will enter its third week tomorrow with no end in sight. Yesterday, the new House Democratic majority passed two appropriations measures to restart the government (see details below), but the White House promptly issued a veto threat, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is refusing to take those up in the Senate until Democrats and President Trump reach agreement on a bill that can gain his signature.
January 4, 2010 – President Trump has nominated former NHTSA head Nicole Nason to be Federal Highway Administrator.