Author: Jeff Davis

Amidst Record-High Gas Prices, House Passes Anti-Gouging Bill; Senate Committee Will Consider More Limited Bill Next Week

The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to make "unconscionably excessive" or "unreasonably" high gas prices illegal,...

DOT Rolls Out $1 Billion/Year Safe Streets Grant Program

On May 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation solicited applications for $1 billion in grants for a new program providing direct aid...

FRA Establishes CIG-Like “Pipeline” for Intercity Rail Corridors

Last Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration published a notice establishing a program to provide periodic evaluation of potential...

Senate Confirms Petsonk Nomination

The U.S. Senate on May 18 confirmed Annie Petsonk to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs....

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 23, 2022

Wednesday, May 25 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee "member day" hearing on...

Senate Fails to Advance Bill Containing Extra $2B for Intercity Bus COVID Relief

The U.S. Senate earlier today failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bring up a $48 billion bill providing additional COVID relief,...

House, Senate Advance WRDA Bills Authorizing $31B Texas Megaproject

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Army Corps of...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 16, 2022

Tuesday, May 17 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on addressing climate...

Congress Kicks Off Full-Fledged Conference Committee on Economic Competitiveness Bill

The House and Senate kicked off the first formal intercameral conference committee of the current Congress, and the first one in...

Senate Confirms Three More USDOT Nominees

This week, the U.S. Senate confirmed three more pending nominees for senior positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation. ...

Gasoline Prices Rise Again, Diesel Supplies Tightening in Northeast

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote next week on a bill making it a federal crime to sell gasoline at an "unconscionably...

April Inflation Was Widespread Despite (Temporary) Gasoline Price Drop

The single summary number in this month's new inflation announcement (for April 2022) was a good one – consumer prices only rose by a...

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