White House Meeting Results in $2T Infrastructure Goal, No Agreement on Pay-Fors

ISSUE / Week of April 29, 2019

  • May 03,2019

    White House Meeting Results in $2T Infrastructure Goal, No Agreement on Pay-Fors

    Infrastructure
    May 3, 2019 A meeting at the White House between President Trump and Congressional Democrats this week yielded unexpected bipartisan agreement that Congress should pass a bill (or series of bills,...
  • May 03,2019

    Trends in International Travel Part 1: Changing Patterns of International Aviation

    Aviation
    Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel in November 2018 for the Japan International Transport Institute. This multi-part ETW series details some of the most interesting...
House Appropriators Start FY20 Cycle
Appropriations,FY20

House Appropriators Start FY20 Cycle

May 2, 2019 The House Appropriations Committee moved three of the twelve annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 through subcommittee this week. While none of the three bills deals with...

Senate GOP Budget Assumes Additional Highway User Tax Revenue Equal to 18 Cent Gas Tax Increase
Budget,Fuel tax,FY20

Senate GOP Budget Assumes Additional Highway User Tax Revenue Equal to 18 Cent Gas Tax Increase

April 30, 2019 The budget blueprint approved last month by the Senate Budget Committee (S. Con. Res. 12) probably won't ever come to the floor for a vote. But the resolution, authored by chairman...

Newsom Team Releases Revised California High Speed Rail Plan
High-Speed Rail,Rail

Newsom Team Releases Revised California High Speed Rail Plan

May 2, 2019 The new chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) yesterday released a project status update that fleshes out the plan outlined by new Governor Gavin Newsom (D) in...

CBO Updates 10-Year Cost of HTF Solvency to $176 Billion
FY20,Highway Trust Fund

CBO Updates 10-Year Cost of HTF Solvency to $176 Billion

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released updated baseline budget projections for the ongoing fiscal year 2019 and the ten-year period of fiscal 2020-2029. The new baseline...

Trump Nominates New CFO for USDOT
USDOT

Trump Nominates New CFO for USDOT

May 3, 2019 President Trump has (finally) nominated a Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation, a post that has been vacant since Shoshana Lew left at the end of the Obama...

T&I Leaders Introduce New Harbor Maintenance Funding Bill
Freight,Maritime,Ports

T&I Leaders Introduce New Harbor Maintenance Funding Bill

May 3, 2019 This week, the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced a bill (H.R. 2440) that would allow the immediate spend-down of $9.3 billion in...

Puget Sound Region Launches On-Demand Shuttles Around Five Link Light Rail Stations
Transit

Puget Sound Region Launches On-Demand Shuttles Around Five Link Light Rail Stations

April 24, 2019 On April 16, Sound Transit and King County Metro, in partnership with the City of Seattle, introduced a new mobility on demand (MOD) service to examine and improve access to five...

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 3: the Hoover Commission Task Forces (Robert Moses vs. the Brookings Institution)
USDOT

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 3: the Hoover Commission Task Forces (Robert Moses vs. the Brookings Institution)

May 3, 2019 In part one of this series we summarized the various attempts to reorganize the federal governments’ roles in transportation and public works from 1923 to 1962. Part two discussed...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 6, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 6, 2019

Tuesday, May 7– House Rules – full committee hearing on a special rule for consideration of H.R. 2157, FY19 disaster relief appropriations – 5:00 p.m., H-313, The Capitol. Wednesday, May 8...

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