Eno Transportation Weekly

Weeks of October 9 and 16, 2017

News & Analysis

Highway Trust Fund, HTF
The Highway Trust Fund Under TEA-21, SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21, and the FAST Act
The following chart shows Highway Trust Fund annual new spending obligation authority granted by Congress (obligation limitations, exempt-from-obligation contract authority, and direct appropriations), net tax receipts, and average annual bailout transfers from the general fund or LUST Trust Fund (starting in 2008), in billions of dollars. Updated through actual FY 2017 tax receipts.
Highways, House T&I Committee, Mass Transit
Highway and Transit Funding Needs Reiterated at House Hearing
October 18, 2017 Last week, the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing to examine highway and transit stakeholder views on U.S. infrastructure needs. (This was the finale of a f... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or [...]
Amtrak, House T&I Committee, Rail
House Panel Gathers Feedback from Rail Stakeholders
October 12, 2017 On October 4, the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee convened a subcommittee hearing on infrastructure needs from the perspective of rail stakeholders. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), who chairs the Railroads, ... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO NOW [...]
Aviation, Eno
Eno Launches “Aviation Insights” Policy Brief Series
October 11, 2017 – Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the first of a series of policy briefs that make up the latest installment of Eno Aviation Insights. The series focuses on answering important questions affecting the U.S. aviation industry from an independent and objective perspective.
Eno, Mass Transit
New Report Calls for Improving Transit Service with Contracted Operations
October 10, 2017 – A new report by Eno Center for Transportation and TransitCenter “A Bid for Better Transit: Improving Service with Contracted Operations” examines how and under what circumstances public transit agencies can contract bus or rail operations to private providers in order to boost service for riders while simultaneously preserving essential labor protections.
Appropriations, Budget, USDOT
50 Years Ago Today: The First Transportation Appropriations Act
October 17, 2017 – Fifty years ago today, on October 17, 1967, the House of Representatives passed the conference report on the first Department of Transportation Appropriations Act by a vote of 368 to 22. The following day, the Senate passed the conference report by voice vote.
Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017 For an updated calendar of major transportation and public works legislation of the 115th Congress, click here. For an updated calendar of pending transportation-related Presidential nominations, click here. For an updated table showing how the pace of transportation nominations in 2017 compares to that of other recent first-year Administrations, click here.
Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 16, 2017
POSTPONED – Tuesday, October 17 – Senate Appropriations – Subcommittee on Interior and Environment – subcommittee markup of a draft Interior/Environment appropriations bill for FY 2018 – 9:30 a.m., SD-124 Dirksen. POSTPONED – Tuesday, October 17 – Senate Appropriations – Subcommittee on Homeland Security – subcommittee markup of a draft Homeland Security appropriations bill for [...]


Jeff Davis
Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly
Greg Rogers
Policy Analyst & Assistant Editor of Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW)

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