Author: Jeff Davis

December 1969 USDOT “RailPax” Passenger Rail Proposal

This is the text of the draft legislation sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation in December 1969 to the White House Bureau of...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 13, 2020

Tuesday, January 14 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation –...

New Session of Congress Begins Amidst Lack of Certainty

The Second Session of the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress began at noon today, but the agenda for the House and Senate, at least in the...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 6, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment –...

Most Pending Transportation Nominations Sent Back to White House

The First Session of the 116th Congress ended at noon today, per the Constitution. And, per clause 5 of Senate Rule XXXI, "Nominations...

FTA to Sign Grant Agreement for Seattle Federal Way Light Rail Extension

Shortly before Congress adjourned last month, the Federal Transit Administration sent Congress formal notification that FTA intends to...

Congress Adjourns For Year After Passing $2.9T in Legislation

The House of Representatives and Senate have left town for the year after passing two mammoth spending and tax bills with a total...

USMCA Trade Bill Addresses Trucking Competition

This week, the House of Representatives passed the bill implementing the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), which repeals...

DOT Makes $1B in New TIFIA Loans

In the last seven days, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced over $1 billion in new federal direct loans under the TIFIA...

How Well Did the Appropriations Committees Meet the 5-Year FAST Act Targets?

Now that the final fiscal year 2020 Transportation-Housing Appropriations bill has been released, we can add up how well the House and...

Water Infrastructure Programs Get $11 Billion in Final FY20 Appropriations Bills

Key programs for water infrastructure development in multiple federal agencies received almost $11 billion in the final FY 2020...

Final FY20 Homeland Security Appropriations for Transportation Security

The fiscal 2020 Homeland Security appropriations conference agreement is included in the first of the two year-end "minibus"...

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