March 22, 2018 – At 1 p.m. today, the House of Representatives passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 by a roll call vote of 256 to 167.
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March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released last night contained large spending increases for all things water – water resources, water supply, and the use of that water in interstate and foreign commerce.
March 22, 2018 -Did the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations package unveiled last night meet the promise of $10 billion in increased infrastructure spending?
March 22, 2018 – Surface transportation safety programs received significant funding increases in the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released yesterday, with much of the money devoted to a new DOT-wide autonomous vehicles R&D program.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation introduced last night triples funding for the TIGER discretionary surface transportation grant program in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, from last year’s $500 million to $1.5 billion.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill appears to accede to President Trump’s request to remove the $900 million in funding for the Gateway Program of NY/NJ rail projects, but it’s more complicated than that.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations agreement includes $3.09 billion for the programs of the Federal Railroad Administration, an increase of $1.24 billion (67 percent) over last year.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation provides a total of $13.5 billion for the programs of the Federal Transit Administration, an increase of $1.07 billion (8.6 percent) over last year.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations package contains $47.5 billion in budgetary resources for the Federal Highway Administration.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations package contains $18 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration and drops most of the Senate bill’s legislative provisions, including the $4.00 per passenger increase in allowable passenger facility charges (PFCs) at originating airports.
March 20, 2018 – Agreement on a number of issues in the pending $1.3 trillion omnibus fiscal 2018 appropriations package proved elusive yesterday, forcing negotiations into overtime and leading to a revised schedule that could have the bill text released just before midnight tonight.
March 22, 2018 (9:30 a.m.) After three consecutive all-night staff negotiation sessions, and a morning, afternoon, and evening of tedious waiting, Congressional leaders have finally released the text of the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legis… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options.
March 20, 2018 – President Trump on March 19 announced that he has designated Ann Begeman as the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board.
Join us March 22 to learn more about how some global cities are testing and deploying “Mobility-as-a-Service” as a means to facilitate customer information, schedules, and payment. This webinar will detail MaaS pilot programs, their lessons learned, and provide insights for US transit agencies, including its effect on ridership, data security, and equity in the broader transportation network.
March 16, 2018 – Hopes that the House could pass a final $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2018 this week were dashed by a small number of unresolved issues, foremost among them whether or not to give an initial tranche of money towards the $30 billion Gateway program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey, the centerpiece of which is a new $13 billion tunnel project beneath the Hudson River.
March 16, 2018 – Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has joined a group of four other previously identified Senators in holding up Senate flood action on legislation regulating autonomous vehicles (S.
Tuesday, March 20 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security – subcommittee hearing on the Takata airbag recall (witness list here) – 2:30 p.m., SR-253 Russell. Wednesday, March 21 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee business meeting (agenda here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
March 15, 2018 – Last Friday, the Treasury Department released the quarterly Treasury Bulletin, a publication containing a trove of data about all kinds of federal fiscal dealings. The March bulletin of each year is notable because that is the annual issue that contains detailed end-of-year summaries of, and out-year projections for, all federal trust funds.
March 14, 2018 – Last Friday, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released a draft 2018 business plan stating that costs for completing Phase 1 of the system (San Francisco to Anaheim) could rise as high as $98 billion, that completion will take four more years to complete than was estimated two years ago, and that the authority will probably need additional funding from somewhere in order to complete the initial operating segment of the system.
March 14, 2018 – Timeline of the escalating cost estimates and shrinking scope of the California high-speed rail project from 1999 through 2018.