The Transportation President

ISSUE / Week of April 13, 2015

  • April 01,2015 |

    The Transportation President

    Bridges,Traffic Safety
    Despite the fact that we are about 600 days away from the actual election, another Presidential campaign is underway. While this could mean a national debate on several critical issues,...
  • April 14,2015 |

    Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

    Federal Governance,Fuel tax
    How many politicians does it take to make people pay attention to our infrastructure problem? None, apparently. All it takes is John Oliver and a fake movie trailer. Some people see infrastructure...
Senate Commerce Examines FAA Reauthorization, Potential ATC Restructuring
Air Traffic Control,Aircraft,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Commerce Examines FAA Reauthorization, Potential ATC Restructuring

April 16, 2015 On Tuesday, April 14, Senate Commerce held a full committee hearing on Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization. The current FAA authorization law will expire on September...

Talks on HTF Extension Continue on Capitol Hill
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

Talks on HTF Extension Continue on Capitol Hill

April 16, 2016 Negotiations on the duration of the next surface transportation extension law have begun on Capitol Hill, driven by the inexorable pull of the calendar. Current law sunsets the...

House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Appropriations,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Homeland security,Interstate Highway System,Maritime,Ports,Public transit,Traffic Safety

House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin

April 16, 2015 House-Senate negotiations on the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint have begun in earnest, with the House appointing a team of negotiators yesterday and the Senate expected to follow suit...

House Subcommittee OK’s FY16 Corps of Engineers Water Project Budget
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

House Subcommittee OK’s FY16 Corps of Engineers Water Project Budget

April 16, 2015 Earlier today, a House subcommittee approved a bill providing $5.6 billion in appropriations for the water resources program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for fiscal year...

CBO Data Illustrates Future Cost of Past HTF Commitments
Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit,Traffic Safety

CBO Data Illustrates Future Cost of Past HTF Commitments

April 16, 2015 As Congressional leaders return to Washington to discuss how to extend Highway Trust Fund program spending authority past May 31, recent data from the Congressional Budget Office...

FY 2016 Appropriations Process Gets Going
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance

FY 2016 Appropriations Process Gets Going

April 16, 2016 The fiscal year 2016 appropriations process began this week with two subcommittee markups of general appropriations bills in the House (Energy and Water Development, discussed in...

In the Spotlight: Phil Washington
Commuter Rail,Public transit,Rail

In the Spotlight: Phil Washington

Phil Washington has served as Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) General Manager since 2009 and, prior to that, he was RTD’s Assistant General Manager for nearly ten years. He is...

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