Author: Jeff Davis

Free Transportation Books to Read During Coronavirus Quarantine

For those of you who have run out of reading material during lockdown, a consortium of university publishers have combined to make some...

Treasury, USDOT Set Rules and Conditions for Coronavirus Aviation Aid

Seven days after President Trump signed the $2+ trillion coronavirus response bill (H.R. 748) into law, the Treasury Department and the...

How Much Will the Coronavirus Recession Hurt Highway Trust Fund Revenues?

The novel coronavirus's effects on the economy are broad, and evolving every day. No one thought a month ago that the U.S. would be...

CBO Scores FY21 Budget Request, Including Trump Infrastructure Plan

The Congressional Budget Office on March 30 released its re-estimate of the President's budget request for fiscal year 2021, including...

FRA and Amtrak Propose Metrics for Passenger Train Delays. Again.

On March 31, the Federal Railroad Administration published in the Federal Register a set of proposed metrics and standards for judging...

FTA Apportions $24.9 Billion in Coronavirus Aid to Transit Systems

Earlier today (a day ahead of schedule), the Federal Transit Administration announced the apportionment and allocation of $24.925...

House Democrats Seek to Move Previously Planned $760 Billion Infrastructure Bill As Next Response to Coronavirus

House Democratic leaders announced at a press conference today that they hope to include their $760 billion, five-year infrastructure...

Federal Aviation Policy Under President Eisenhower

Author's note: I have been preparing a comprehensive overview of federal transportation policy under President Eisenhower as part of...

House Clears $2+ Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package for President’s Signature

The House of Representatives has passed the $2+ trillion third coronavirus response bill (H.R. 748, as amended) – and passed it by a...

Were State DOTs Really Left Out of the “CV3” Bill?

The American Public Transportation Association requested $16 billion in direct aid for transit agencies as part of the third...

The “CV3” Bill’s $1 Billion for Amtrak – How Would It Work?

The third coronavirus response bill appropriates $1.018 billion from the general fund of the Treasury for two grants to Amtrak "to...

The “CV3” Bill’s $46 Billion for Aviation Loans – How Will It Work?

The third coronavirus response bill authorizes the Treasury Secretary to "make loans, loan guarantees, and other investments in support...

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