House Passes FAA Bill, 393-13, After Adopting 105 Amendments

ISSUE / Week of April 23, 2018

  • April 27,2018

    House Passes FAA Bill, 393-13, After Adopting 105 Amendments

    Air Traffic Control,Airports
    April 27, 2018 Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, a five-and-a-half-year Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, by a wide and bipartisan roll call vote of...
  • April 27,2018

    Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Challenges for U.S. Maritime Transportation

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    April 25, 2018 Port congestion, federal funding, and national security were on the agenda at the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and...
House Amendment Log – H.R. 4, FAA Reauthorization
Air Traffic Control,Aircraft,Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

House Amendment Log – H.R. 4, FAA Reauthorization

April 27, 2018 - FINAL The following is a list of amendments made in order by the House Rules Committee to H.R. 4, the FAA reauthorization bill. Clicking on the sponsor name will take you to the...

Summary of Shuster Manager’s Amendment to H.R. 4, FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
Air Traffic Control,Aircraft,Appropriations,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Summary of Shuster Manager’s Amendment to H.R. 4, FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

April 24, 2018 The following is a summary of the third and final version of House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster's (R-PA) "manager's amendment to H.R. 4, the FAA...

The Tesla Distraction, and How to Overcome It
Automated Vehicles,Electric Vehicles,Emissions,Environment,Traffic Safety

The Tesla Distraction, and How to Overcome It

April 27, 2018 Tesla has been under intense scrutiny for the past few weeks. With another round of missed production targets for its Model 3, it has taken a beating in the stock market and some...

USDOT Gets A Good Start on Giving Out FY18 Discretionary Funding
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

USDOT Gets A Good Start on Giving Out FY18 Discretionary Funding

April 27, 2018 The omnibus appropriations act for fiscal year 2018 was signed into law on March 23, 2018, freeing up billions of dollars in funding for "discretionary" programs at the U.S....

The U.S. Dockless Mobility Experiment
Bicycle,Dockless

The U.S. Dockless Mobility Experiment

April 27, 2018 Dockless bicycles and scooters have arrived. Since late 2017, several private companies have launched systems in dozens of U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Diego,...

FHWA, FTA, MARAD Defend FY19 Budget Request
Appropriations,Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Maritime

FHWA, FTA, MARAD Defend FY19 Budget Request

April 27, 2018 The heads (or acting heads) of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Maritime Administration defended their agency's fiscal 2019 budget...

Abandoned Patents Lead to Renewed Pressure for Further Safety Studies on Rapid Flashing Beacons
Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety

Abandoned Patents Lead to Renewed Pressure for Further Safety Studies on Rapid Flashing Beacons

April 27, 2018  Nearly 6,000 pedestrians are estimated to have been killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2017, a number that has been steadily increasing over time. It is the job of planners,...

House Members Declare FY19 Spending Priorities
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

House Members Declare FY19 Spending Priorities

April 24, 2018 On April 18, the House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing for House Members to address the subcommittee with concerns...

Senate Commerce Approves STB, MWAA Nominees
Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Commerce Approves STB, MWAA Nominees

April 26, 2018 At an incredibly brief business session yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved four bills and another round of nominees, including two...

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