Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of December 17, 2018

In This Issue

Appropriations, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
Emergency Appropriations Package Includes $2.7B for Transportation and Infrastructure
December 21, 2018 2018 has seen hurricanes, typhoons, massive wildfires, and a volcanic eruption affect communities in the United States. A package of emergency supplemental appropriations to address the consequences of these natural disasters was... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options. Username [...]
FASTLANE, Federal governance, Governance, State governance, Traffic safety, Trucking
FMCSA Issues Order Preempting California State Law on Trucker Meal/Rest Breaks
December 21, 2018 – At 5:15 p.m. today – the Friday before Christmas – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has determined that California’s state laws requiring minimum meal and rest breaks for truck drivers are preempted by federal hours-of-service laws. The determination by FMCSA came in response to petitions filed by [...]
Federal funding, Federal governance, Fuel tax, Governance, Rail, Railroads
Tax Package Passes House but Looks Dead in Senate
December 21, 2018 A $99.2 billion package of year-end tax reductions passed the House of Representatives last night by a party-line roll call vote of 220 to 183. But the legislation (text here) does not appear to be close to the votes needed for S... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please [...]
FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Freight, Governance, Highways
DOT Requests Applications for FY19 INFRA Grants
December 21, 2018 – The Department of Transportation today solicited applications for fiscal year 2019 grants under what is now called the INFRA surface transportation grant program created by the FAST Act (officially the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program, but no one can pronounce NSFHP). Applications are due March 4, 2019 for what USDOT [...]
Automated vehicles, connected vehicles, Federal governance, Governance, Traffic safety
NHTSA Announces Streamlined Process for Reviewing Motor Vehicle Safety Exemptions
December 20, 2018 – NHTSA issued a final rule Tuesday to streamline the process for considering automakers’ petitions for exemptions from federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and federal bumper rules, saying it will help make the review process faster as automated vehicle technologies continue to evolve.
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