One-Week CR Introduced as Congress Struggles to Avoid Friday Night Government Shutdown

ISSUE / Week of April 24, 2017

  • April 27,2017 |

    One-Week CR Introduced as Congress Struggles to Avoid Friday Night Government Shutdown

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    April 27, 2017 (Ed. Note: This was supposed to be the issue of ETW that was beefed up with 15 pages or so of bill summary, tables and charts describing the transportation-related provisions of the...
  • April 27,2017 |

    Trump Tax Outline Has Room For Highway Trust Fund Solvency

    FASTLANE,Federal Budget
    April 27, 2017 Yesterday, the White House released a bare-bones one-page outline of President Trump’s plan for tax reform. The outline includes the line “One-time tax on trillions of dollars...
Washington Preparing for Action on Automated Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

Washington Preparing for Action on Automated Vehicles

April 27, 2017  From San Francisco to Boston, there is no shortage of excitement for the potential of self-driving cars to make America's roads safer, more efficient, and pleasant to traverse....

House Clears Bill Repealing MPO Rule for White House
Federal Governance,Governance

House Clears Bill Repealing MPO Rule for White House

April 27, 2017 Earlier today, the House of Representatives gave final approval for legislation (S. 496) that will repeal a regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation on December...

Checking the Blind Spots: States and Localities Turning to Voters for Transportation Investment
Ballot Measures,Governance,Local governance,Regional governance,State Governance

Checking the Blind Spots: States and Localities Turning to Voters for Transportation Investment

April 27, 2017 For all of the focus on the issue of infrastructure presidential election last year, the road, rail, air, and transit networks that Americans use every day were condensed into sound...

St. Louis Airport Enters Privatization Program
Airports,Aviation,Governance,Local governance

St. Louis Airport Enters Privatization Program

April 27, 2017 On April 24, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that St. Louis Lambert International Airport has been accepted in...

USDOT Centralizes Govt. Affairs in SecDOT’s Office
Federal Governance,Governance

USDOT Centralizes Govt. Affairs in SecDOT’s Office

April 27, 2017 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an unexpected rule in the Federal Register that centralizes authority over government affairs and public relations for all...

NYC Rule Could Yield Nearly $300m in Tips for Uber Drivers
Governance,Local governance,TNCs

NYC Rule Could Yield Nearly $300m in Tips for Uber Drivers

April 27, 2017 By the end of the year, Uber customers in New York City will be able to tip their drivers using their smartphone app. On April 17, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 1, 2017
Airlines,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Pipelines

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 1, 2017

Tuesday, May 2 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on airline customer service – 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Wednesday, May 3 – House Appropriations –...

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