Author: Jeff Davis

Senate GOP Prepares Infrastructure Counter-Proposal as Democrats Mull Strategy

President Biden and Transportation Secretary Buttigieg continued outreach to the public and Capitol Hill this week on the...

Buttigieg Defends His First Budget Before House Appropriations

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg went before the House Appropriations Committee this week to defend part of the Biden...

Senate Hearing Kicks Tires on Federal Mileage Fee

A Senate hearing on April 14 wound up focusing on what needs to happen next in order to begin the transition from a system that...

DOT Revises Rules for Renamed RAISE Multimodal Grants

The multimodal surface transportation grant program first established in early 2009 and named TIGER by the Obama Administration, and...

Senate Confirms Trottenberg; White House Officially Nominates 4 More to Senior DOT Posts

Polly Trottenberg is finally an official employee of the U.S. Department of Transportation. She was sworn in as Deputy Secretary on...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 19, 2021

Tuesday, April 20 – Senate Appropriations – full committee subcommittee hearing on the American Jobs Plan (witness list here) –...

Port Spending Increase Under Biden Jobs Plan May Be Illusory

President Biden's American Jobs Plan promises massive spending increases for all manner of public infrastructure. The White House says...

Senate Procedural Ground Cleared for More Reconciliation Bills, but Politics May Not Be There Yet

Earlier this week, the nonpartisan Senate Parliamentarian told Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) that a loophole in the...

First Biden Budget Prioritizes Education, Health, Environment, Research

The White House released President Biden's discretionary spending summary today as the initial part of his fiscal 2022 budget request...

FY22 Discretionary Funding Request Would Boost Amtrak, New Starts

Today, the White House sent Congress the first parts of its fiscal 2022 budget request – the overall parameters (rounded to the...

Details of Transportation Programs in Biden Investment Plan Released

Last week's rollout of President Biden's "American Jobs Plan" was limited to one White House fact sheet and a background briefing,...

FTA Advances Three Small Start BRT Projects

The Federal Transit Administration announced this week that it had allocated $184 million in new funding for three new "small start"...

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