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Guest Op-Ed: Data is the Problem and the Solution for Smart Cities

A textual analysis of Smart City grant applications highlights data challenges for decision makers. Throughout the year, there are...

Speeding Up Electric Vehicle Adoption in the US

March 28, 2019 The transportation sector is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S.,...

PTC Implementation: It Could Be Worse. (In Europe, it Is.)

February 14, 2018 Ten days ago, another fatal Amtrak accident occurred in South Carolina, and once again, the National...

FY18 Omnibus: Was the Promise of $10 Billion in Extra Infrastructure Spending Kept?

March 22, 2018 When the bipartisan budget deal increasing appropriations levels for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 was announced last...

Is the Mass Transit “New Starts” Program Fundamentally Flawed – and Can Congress Fix It Without Earmarks?

August 9, 2017 The Trump Administration picked a big fight with Congress early on in the transportation budget. In its budget...

House DOT Appropriations Bill Released; Makes $900M Available for NY/NJ Gateway Program

July 13, 2017  The House Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing appropriations on July 11 approved a draft bill providing $18.8...

CR Through April 28 Finalized

December 6, 2016 (Updated December 7) The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee introduced new legislation on December 6...

President Submits Full FY 2018 Budget Request

May 25, 2017 On May 23, President Trump submitted his full budget request for fiscal year 2018 to Congress and the public. Called...

Congress Questions Officials on Boeing 737 MAX and FAA Regulations

March 29, 2019 In response to the two recent Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the Senate Subcommittee on...

Trump Infrastructure Plan Summary, Pt. 1 – Financing, Leverage, Program Efficiencies

February 14, 2018 This article summarizes the financing, leverage, and program efficiency elements of the President's 53-page...

A Resilient Transportation System Needs a Resilient Workforce

The transport systems that move both people and goods are, for better or for worse, a reflection of the nation as a whole. Economists...

House Bill Would Fund USDOT at $88.8 Billion in FY 2019

May 18, 2018 On May 16, the House Transportation-Housing Appropriations Subcommittee swiftly approved a draft appropriations...

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