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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of December 31, 2018

In This Issue

Automated vehicles, Aviation, data, electric vehicles, emissions, Environment, Microtransit, TNCs, Transit technology, Unmanned aerial systems
Op-Ed: Four Transportation Policy Predictions for 2019
January 3, 2018 – Eno’s Paul Lewis provides four predictions for transportation policy in the year ahead, from new federal policy on congested airspace to reckoning with the industry’s impact on climate change.
Federal governance, Governance, Positive Train Control, Rail, Railroads
All Railroads With PTC Requirements Claim to Meet Dec. 31 Deadline
January 3, 2019 – All 41 railroads with positive train control (PTC) requirements submitted by Dec. 31, 2018 documentation claiming they fully implemented PTC or else qualified for an “alternative schedule,” the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on New Year’s Eve.
Federal governance, Governance
Senate Confirms 8 Transpo Nominees; Returns 11 to President
January 3, 2019 – Yesterday evening, consistent with tradition, the U.S. Senate confirmed a large package of pending nominations by unanimous consent (in this case, 75 civilian nominees plus 6 Coast Guard admirals). Among these were 8 transportation-related nominees. But this still leaves 11 transportation-related nominees pending on the Executive Calendar or in committee, all [...]
Appropriations, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
Complete Senate Committee Rosters for 116th Congress Named
January 3, 2019 – Today, Senate Republicans released their proposed committee memberships for the 116th Congress, joining Senate Democrats, who had announced their proposed slates late last year. The new committee memberships will become official when ratified by Senate resolution this afternoon or tomorrow.
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