New CBO Economic Forecast Questions Need for Multi-Year Stimulus

ISSUE / Week of April 27, 2020

  • May 01,2020 |

    New CBO Economic Forecast Questions Need for Multi-Year Stimulus

    Federal Funding,Workforce
    One of the remarkable things about the coronavirus-induced economic crisis is just how fast things are happening. The Congressional Budget Office's January 2020 Budget and Economic Outlook might as...
  • May 01,2020 |

    Op-Ed: Trump Emissions Rule Will Accelerate Climate Change

    Emissions,Environment
    Despite the current public health and economic emergency, the Trump Administration issued its final rule on vehicle fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions on March 31 2020.    Issued jointly by U.S....
COVID-19 Makes Meeting PTC Deadline Challenging, But Not Impossible
Rail Safety

COVID-19 Makes Meeting PTC Deadline Challenging, But Not Impossible

While COVID-19 ravages public transit ridership and is having devastating effects on frontline workers, transit agencies are still quietly working to install and operationalize positive train control...

Guest Op-Ed: Micromobility Can Get America Moving Again
Dockless,Electric Vehicles,Micromobility

Guest Op-Ed: Micromobility Can Get America Moving Again

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has placed U.S. transit agencies in the difficult position of urging passengers not to use their services, and plummeting ridership has resulted in urgent calls for a...

Coronavirus Threatens Viability of Toll-Based PPPs
Managed lanes,Public/Private Partnerships,Tolls

Coronavirus Threatens Viability of Toll-Based PPPs

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a tool used by a growing number of state and local governments to provide infrastructure projects in cooperation with non-governmental entities who share the...

Resiliency of Transit Agency Partnerships with Private Mobility Services in the Face of COVID-19
TNCs,Transit

Resiliency of Transit Agency Partnerships with Private Mobility Services in the Face of COVID-19

Induced demand drives public transit and ridehail ridership moreso than any other mode. At a time when people may be going for walks, bicycle rides, or drives to clear their mind and get out of the...

Transportation Ballot Measures Face COVID-19 Era Test in Ohio
Ballot Measures,Local governance

Transportation Ballot Measures Face COVID-19 Era Test in Ohio

Ohioans cast their ballots in the state’s primary election on Tuesday, April 28. Originally scheduled for March 17, the election had been postponed to provide voters more time to mail in absentee...

Gasoline Production Up 13% From COVID Bottom
Fuel tax

Gasoline Production Up 13% From COVID Bottom

U.S. gasoline production at the refiner/blender level picked back up last week, rising 9.4 percent above the week before, which represented a 12.8 percent increase over the post-coronavirus low seen...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 4, 2020

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 4, 2020

Wednesday, May 6 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing to examine the state of the aviation industry and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (witness list here)...

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