Eno Transportation Weekly

Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of May 10, 2021

  • May 14, 2021  | Jeff Davis

    Biden Continues Infrastructure Talks with Senate GOP

    Federal Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure,
    President Biden yesterday met with key Republican Senators and had further discussions about possible compromise on an infrastructure deal. Biden, Vice President Harris, and Transportation...
  • May 14, 2021  | Katie Donahue

    Definition of “Equity” Elusive at Senate Hearing

    Equity, Highways & Streets, USDOT,
    The buzzword "equity" is all over President Biden's American Jobs Plan, used in that context to refer to fair transportation outcomes across communities of different races and socioeconomic status....
Fernandez Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing. (Again.)
Federal Governance,Transit,USDOT

Fernandez Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing. (Again.)

Nuria Fernandez appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on May 11 to testify at her confirmation hearing in support of her nomination for the role of Federal Transit Administrator....

Senate Appropriations Holds Hearing on Transportation System Resilience
Resilience

Senate Appropriations Holds Hearing on Transportation System Resilience

On May 13, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing, “Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Resiliency, Part 1:...

House Members Request $20.8 Billion in Earmarks
Federal Governance,Highways & Streets,Transit

House Members Request $20.8 Billion in Earmarks

Now that Congress has brought back earmarking, House members have filed requests for 5,267 projects totaling $20.75 billion. House Appropriations. The committee has posted its summary spreadsheet...

White House to Release First Biden Budget on May 27
Budget,FY22

White House to Release First Biden Budget on May 27

The White House announced today that President Biden's first budget request will be transmitted to Congress on Thursday, May 27. The annual budget request is due by the first Monday in February....

Amtrak Route Expansion Largely Depends on State Willingness to Subsidize
Amtrak

Amtrak Route Expansion Largely Depends on State Willingness to Subsidize

Seeking to capitalize on President Biden's huge proposed spending increases as part of his American Jobs Plan, Amtrak last month released an ambitious map of proposed service expansions and upgrades...

Senators Examine Intermodal Cargo Network Status
Freight

Senators Examine Intermodal Cargo Network Status

It seems a bit shocking that only a couple of months ago, intermodal cargo containers, the ships that carry them, and the im-port-ant waterways they travel were making front page headlines thanks to...

HTF Tax Receipts Dropped 90% in April Due to the IRS Finally Opening Its Mail
Highway Trust Fund

HTF Tax Receipts Dropped 90% in April Due to the IRS Finally Opening Its Mail

Don't panic. Net deposits in the federal Highway Trust Fund dropped by 90 percent in April versus the month before – from March's $2.8 billion down to a mere $253.3 million in April. However,...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 17, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 17, 2021

Tuesday, May 18 – Senate Finance – full committee hearing on funding and financing options for infrastructure (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., virtual. Tuesday, May 18 – House Energy and...

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