COVID-19 Crisis Casts Uncertainty Over Fate of 2020 Ballot Measures

ISSUE / Week of April 20, 2020

  • April 24,2020 |

    COVID-19 Crisis Casts Uncertainty Over Fate of 2020 Ballot Measures

    Ballot Measures
    The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a reconsideration of nearly all aspects of the November 2020 elections, from campaigning and fundraising to the act of voting itself. Several states have delayed...
  • April 24,2020 |

    COVID’s Differing Impact on Transit Ridership

    Transit
    The precipitous drop in public transit ridership since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is well reported. Those of us with the luxury to work from home are doing so and transit officials are in the...
COVID Bailouts for States – Should DOTs Get Separate Carve-Outs? Should Pre-COVID Financial Conditions Matter?
Funding & Finance,State Governance

COVID Bailouts for States – Should DOTs Get Separate Carve-Outs? Should Pre-COVID Financial Conditions Matter?

This week, Congress passed another round of coronavirus response legislation, this bill (H.R. 266) providing another $483 billion in aid, bringing the net total amount provided to date to $2.4...

Guest Op-Ed: Atlanta Adopts Vision Zero. Now Comes the Hard Part: Implementation
Pedestrian safety,Roadway Design,Streets

Guest Op-Ed: Atlanta Adopts Vision Zero. Now Comes the Hard Part: Implementation

This week the City of Atlanta joined the increasingly long list of American cities adopting Vision Zero policies. Atlanta faces an especially high burden of road traffic deaths. In 2019, 73 people...

Senate Committee Leaders Release New Water Legislation
Ports

Senate Committee Leaders Release New Water Legislation

The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on April 21 released draft text of two periodic reauthorization bills dealing with water – a $17 billion Army Corps of...

Has Coronavirus Started Affecting Highway Outlays?
Highway Trust Fund,Highways

Has Coronavirus Started Affecting Highway Outlays?

The effects of coronavirus on dedicated Highway Trust Fund revenues is pretty straightforward – stay-at-home orders and "social distancing" are reducing most people's weekly driving habits to the...

White House (Finally) Announces Szabat Nomination for Under Secretary
USDOT

White House (Finally) Announces Szabat Nomination for Under Secretary

After months of rumors and expectations, the White House announced on April 20 that President Trump will formally nominate Joel Szabat, the Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary of Transportation for...

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