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FY18 Omnibus Revives 2020 Census Funding: Question Bias and Lack of Testing Still Could Hold Back Transportation Research

Census data is critical for a myriad of research areas, including public health, education, economics, and of course infrastructure and...

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...

CR Through April 28 Finalized

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

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...

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...

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 Adjourns For Year After Passing $2.9T in Legislation

The House of Representatives and Senate have left town for the year after passing two mammoth spending and tax bills with a total...

Point/Counterpoint: Open Skies

August 9, 2017 International air travel in and out of the United States more than doubled since 1990. Coinciding with that growth,...

House Panel Examines Project Delivery Issues

March 22, 2018 On Thursday, March 15, The House Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment held a hearing on...

White House Spending Cuts Largely Spare Transportation Programs

May 9, 2018 The White House sent up a long-awaited package of spending cuts to Capitol Hill yesterday for consideration under an...

Regulatory Freeze Continues as Agencies Extend Deadlines and Regroup

February 8, 2017 The effects of President Trump’s swearing-in on the federal regulatory environment continue to be felt. On...

Former SecDOT William Coleman Dies at 96

April 5, 2017 William T. Coleman, Jr., who served as the fourth U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1975-1977, died on March 31 at...

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