Eno Transportation Weekly

Weeks of July 31 and August 7, 2017

In This Issue

Open Skies, Subsidies, and the Need for Transparency
The UAE and Qatar are far from unique in providing financial support for their airlines. In reality, aviation has long been prone to government intervention. Being such an important and charismatic part of a country’s economy, national governments always used them to project power abroad—an aircraft painted in national colors arriving at a major airport [...]
FASTLANE, Freight, Rail
USDOT Announces $79M Tranche of FY17 FASTLANE Grants
August 9, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation on August 2 notified Congress that Secretary Chao has selected ten projects to receive a total of $79 million grants in the first tranche of fiscal year grants for surface transportation project... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check [...]
Public Transportation, Revenue, Transit
Transit in Crisis: Who Should Pay for Upgrades – Riders, or Taxpayers?
August 9, 2017 – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio have spent the past three years of playing the blame game on who should fund essential upgrades to the New York City subway system (MTA). Now that the state of the infrastructure can’t be ignored, one of them has stepped up [...]
FTA, PPP, Public Transportation, Transit
FTA Announces Proposed Rule for Private Investment in Transit
August 9, 2017 The Trump Administration’s mission to “unleash” private investment in transportation projects continued last week when the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposed rule to facilitate public-private partnerships in p... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options.
Interview with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel
ETW recently spoke with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel, a Daimler-owned company that is works with city agencies to expand residents’ mobility options by seamlessly connecting them with public transit, TNCs, bikeshare, and other modes of transportation. The company has partnered with 17 transit agencies across the U.S. including TriMet in Portland, CTA and Pace [...]
Gateway, Nominations, Senate, Senate Commerce Committee
More Transportation Nominees Move Through Senate
August 4, 2017 – At an executive session on August 2, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved four of President Trump’s nominees to positions at USDOT. Two of those made it into the traditional pre-August-recess en bloc package of dozens of nominations approved by the Senate on August 3.
Transition, USDOT
Pace of Trump USDOT Nominations vs. the Previous Five Presidents
This table shows the Trump Administration’s pace of senior nominations for positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation (subject to Senate confirmation) and compares that pace with the first years of the terms of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
FRA, High-Speed Rail, Passenger Rail, Rail
Court Rulings May Delay California High Speed Rail
August 4, 2017 – A pair of recent court rulings in the last eight days have opened the way for numerous lawsuits against the California high-speed rail project under the auspices of the famously lawsuit-friendly California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
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