Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of April 24, 2017

News & Analysis

Autonomous Vehicles, House Energy & Commerce Committee, NHTSA, Senate Commerce Committee
Washington Preparing for Action on Automated Vehicles
April 27, 2017 – After holding off for years, Congress and the Department of Transportation are poised to take action this year to regulate the development of autonomous vehicles.
MPO, Planning
House Clears Bill Repealing MPO Rule for White House
April 27, 2017 – Earlier today, the House of Representatives gave final approval for legislation (S. 496) that will repeal a December 2016 regulation that would have the effect of forcing many metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) around big cities to merge. This clears the measure for the President’s signature.
Airports, Aviation, FAA
St. Louis Airport Enters Privatization Program
April 27, 2017 On April 24, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that St. Louis Lambert International Airport has been accepted in the Airport Privatization Program. This means that th... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO [...]
USDOT Centralizes Govt. Affairs in SecDOT’s Office
April 27, 2017 – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an unexpected rule in the Federal Register that centralizes authority over government affairs and public relations for all USDOT modal administrations in the Secretary of Transportation’s office, a de jure demotion of the staffs in the modal administrations who address those functions.
Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 1, 2017
Tuesday, May 2 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on airline customer service – 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Wednesday, May 3 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – public witness hearing on the FY 2018 budget – 10:30 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn. Wednesday, May 3 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee [...]


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