Author: Jeff Davis

DeFazio Holds One Last T&I Hearing

Outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), who is retiring from Congress at the end of this year,...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 3, 2022

Congress has nothing but pro forma sessions scheduled between now and November, except that the Senate will be in regular session on...

Counterintuitive: What If Access to Dedicated Revenues Actually Holds You Back?

50 years ago this month, the biennial highway reauthorization bill was on its way to defeat for the first time. The cause was the...

Congress Clears CR to Dec. 16 After Removing Manchin Permitting Reforms

Congress has cleared an eleven-week continuing resolution (CR) providing stopgap appropriations for the fiscal year that starts at...

Manchin Permitting Reforms Revealed; Senate Test Vote on Tuesday

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has finally released the text of his environmental permitting reform bill, which Congressional leaders have...

GAO Finds That – Surprise! – Senior Appropriators Get More Earmarks

In the fiscal 2022 appropriations cycle, Congress resurrected the practice of earmarking individual projects for themselves in the...

Federal Judge Finds Rhode Island’s Truck Tolls on Interstate Bridges Unconstitutional

A federal judge this week ruled that Rhode Island's system of bridge tolls on heavy trucks is an unconstitutional restriction on...

Senate Confirms Hutcheson to Head FMCSA

The U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon confirmed the nomination of Robin Hutcheson to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 26, 2022

Wednesday, September 28 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation...

Still No Clarity on Stopgap Continuing Appropriations

Today is September 16, which means that fiscal year 2022 expires two weeks from today. Usually, by this point in time, we have some...

Railroad Strike Averted (For Now)

After some cajoling from the Biden Administration and an all-night negotiating session, the leaders of the remaining holdout railroad...

DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in FY22 INFRA Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday announced the fiscal 2022 recipients of grants under the INFRA program first...

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