House, Senate Committees Approve FY20 Budget Plans

ISSUE / Week of April 1, 2019

  • April 05,2019

    House, Senate Committees Approve FY20 Budget Plans

    Budget,FY20
    April 5, 2019 The House and Senate Budget Committees have now approved vastly different spending plans for fiscal year 2020. While the House plan is headed for a vote by the full chamber next...
  • April 05,2019

    Evolving Policy Thought on Automated Vehicles

    Automated Vehicles
    April 5, 2019 This week, Eno released Beyond Speculation 2.0, an automated vehicle (AV) policy plan for federal, state, and local policymakers. An update to a paper released in 2017, this report...
Senate Goes Nuclear (Again), Increasing Likelihood of Confirmation of Transportation Nominees
Aviation,Federal Governance

Senate Goes Nuclear (Again), Increasing Likelihood of Confirmation of Transportation Nominees

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) used the so-called "nuclear option" to change Senate procedures to cut the amount of time that the minority party can delay a vote on any...

Texas Reignites Donor State Debate
Highway Trust Fund,Highways

Texas Reignites Donor State Debate

April 5, 2019 Texas tried to revive the old "donor state vs. donee state" highway funding debate last week. In a March 26 letter to Congressional leaders from the Texas delegation, plus an...

New York OK’s First Cordon Congestion Pricing Program in U.S., With Many Details Still Undetermined
Congestion Pricing

New York OK’s First Cordon Congestion Pricing Program in U.S., With Many Details Still Undetermined

April 5, 2019 On Sunday March 31, the New York State Legislature and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on a $175 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. The plan included dedicated funding...

T&I Looks at Street and Highway Safety
Traffic Safety

T&I Looks at Street and Highway Safety

April 12, 2019 The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit met April 9th for a hearing on street and highway safety. The hearing came at a time when traffic deaths are rising, despite...

PHMSA Faces Pressure From Congress to Implement Pipeline Safety Mandates
Environment,Pipelines

PHMSA Faces Pressure From Congress to Implement Pipeline Safety Mandates

The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials met April 2, 2019, for a hearing entitled “Pipeline Safety: Reviewing the Status of Mandates and Examining Additional Safety...

Disaster Relief Bill With HMTF Fix Delayed
Federal Funding,Maritime

Disaster Relief Bill With HMTF Fix Delayed

A provision taking future Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund taxes and spending effectively "off-budget" has been delayed as the larger disaster relief appropriations bill in which it appears has been...

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 1: Defining “Transportation” 1923-1942

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 1: Defining “Transportation” 1923-1942

April 3, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its creation. At the time, the Eno Center for Transportation assembled a documentary history of the...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 8, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 8, 2019

Tuesday, April 9 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on the FY 2020 TSA and Coast Guard budget requests – 10:00 a.m., 310...

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