FY20 Transit Apportionments Face Automatic 12 Percent Cut

ISSUE / Week of April 8, 2019

  • April 11,2019

    FY20 Transit Apportionments Face Automatic 12 Percent Cut

    FY20,Highway Trust Fund
    April 11, 2019 Yesterday, the Treasury Department announced that the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund has failed its forward-looking solvency test for fiscal year 2020. As a result,...
  • April 12,2019

    Chao Defends FY20 Budget Request Before House Appropriators

    Appropriations,FY20
    April 12, 2019 U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao made her annual trip to the House Appropriations Committee this week to defend the Trump Administration's fiscal 2020 budget request for...
Guest Op-Ed: Infrastructure – How to Make A Difference
Rail

Guest Op-Ed: Infrastructure – How to Make A Difference

April 12, 2019 Increased infrastructure spending seems to be the most popular promise of presidential candidates.  One trillion dollars is a common number, mentioned by President Trump and...

House Adopts FY20 Spending Plan: Appropriations Bills to Move Forward in May
Appropriations,Budget,FY20

House Adopts FY20 Spending Plan: Appropriations Bills to Move Forward in May

April 12, 2019 This week, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution (H. Res. 293) giving the House Appropriations Committee a spending total for fiscal year 2020, allowing that panel to...

T&I Looks at Street and Highway Safety
Traffic Safety

T&I Looks at Street and Highway Safety

April 12, 2019 The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit met April 9th for a hearing on street and highway safety. The hearing came at a time when traffic deaths are rising, despite...

Why is the Mass Transit Account Less Solvent Than the Highway Account?
FY20,Transit

Why is the Mass Transit Account Less Solvent Than the Highway Account?

April 11, 2019 With this week's announcement that the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund has failed its solvency test for fiscal year 2020 and, absent a change in law from Congress,...

House Hearing Pushes Case For Unlocking Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund
Freight,Maritime,Ports

House Hearing Pushes Case For Unlocking Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

April 12, 2019 An April 10 hearing before the House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee discussed waterborne transportation and appeared designed to make the case for legislation...

Eno Launches Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) Project, Seeks Research Consultant
Unmanned Aerial Systems

Eno Launches Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) Project, Seeks Research Consultant

April 12, 2019 The United States' national airspace is poised to host an increased presence of autonomous and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the coming years. While many of these UAS are still...

FTA Funds Five Small Starts, Speeds Up Funding Schedule for Caltrain, Chicago Core Capacity
Transit

FTA Funds Five Small Starts, Speeds Up Funding Schedule for Caltrain, Chicago Core Capacity

April 12, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration on April 9 announced the allocation of $1.36 billion in appropriations for projects under the Capital Investment Grant program: $936 million...

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 2: the Federal Transportation Agency of 1946

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 2: the Federal Transportation Agency of 1946

April 9, 2019 Part 1 of this series described plans for the reorganization of federal transportation and public works activities under the Harding, Coolidge, Hoover and Roosevelt Administrations....

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