FAA Short-Term Extension Coming in September – But How Long?

ISSUE / Week of August 10, 2015

  • September 08,2015 |

    FAA Short-Term Extension Coming in September – But How Long?

    Airports,Aviation
    August 12, 2015 Among the “must-pass” items that Congress must address in September is a law extending the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, the Airport Improvement Program and certain legal...
  • September 08,2015 |

    Carper Introduces 16 Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Increase In Senate

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    August 12, 2015 As the Senate was adjourning for the August recess, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced legislation that would increase federal gasoline and diesel fuel excise taxes by 16 cents...
Would the DRIVE Act Spend Federal Funds More Effectively?
Accessibility,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit

Would the DRIVE Act Spend Federal Funds More Effectively?

It has been six years since the transportation community had the opportunity to mull over a six-year transportation bill written by a Congressional Committee. The new DRIVE (Developing a Reliable and...

Fall Outlook: Many Miles To Go Before Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization Bill Is Completed
Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

Fall Outlook: Many Miles To Go Before Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization Bill Is Completed

August 12, 2015 The dust has settled, and both chambers of Congress have now left the nation’s capital, not to return until September 8. A flurry of late July action on the Senate floor led...

Transit Gets 28% Higher Growth Rate Than Highways Under DRIVE Act
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

Transit Gets 28% Higher Growth Rate Than Highways Under DRIVE Act

August 12, 2015 Under the Senate-passed DRIVE Act, mass transit spending from the Highway Trust Fund at the end of the three-year guaranteed portion of the bill (FY 2018) will be 12.7 percent...

Senate Confirms FHWA, PHMSA Nominees; Receives FMCSA, NTSB Nods
Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Confirms FHWA, PHMSA Nominees; Receives FMCSA, NTSB Nods

August 12, 2015 Before every long recess or adjournment, Senate leaders usually try to negotiate the confirmation of a large package of non-controversial presidential nominations by unanimous...

New FRA Report Details PTC Implementation Woes
Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Freight rail,Governance,Positive Train Control,Public transit,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

New FRA Report Details PTC Implementation Woes

August 12, 2015 Last Friday afternoon, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) submitted a report to Congress detailing the specific progress that U.S. railroads have made towards meeting the...

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