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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of August 20, 2018

In This Issue

Airlines, Airports, Aviation, Federal governance, Governance
Aviation and International Affairs Nominee Flies Through Confirmation Hearing
August 23, 2018 – Praised by both sides of the aisle as an “exemplary leader” who is “uniquely qualified for the position,” Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Joel Szabat had an easy time at his nomination hearing Thursday to become the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs.
Aviation, Federal governance, Governance
Nominations Preempt FAA Bill Before Labor Day
August 24, 2018 – Hopes that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 3/S. 1405) might finally come to the Senate floor before the end of August took a nose dive earlier this week when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) filed what may be a record number of cloture petitions on Trump Administration [...]
Buses, electric vehicles, emissions, Environment, Federal governance, Governance, Public transit
FTA Announces $84.4 Million in Low-No Emission Bus Grants
August 24, 2018 – Today, the Federal Transit Administration announced the recipients of $84.4 million in grants to local transit agencies for the purchase of low-emission or zero-emission buses and related equipment.
Amtrak, Federal governance, Governance
Capitol Hill Events – Week of August 27, 2018
Wednesday, August 29 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider agenda items including the Szabat (DOT) and Dearborn (Amtrak) nominations and S. 3367, DOT reporting harmonization (full agenda here) – 10:00 a.m., SD-G50 Dirksen.
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