Partial Shutdown Enters Third Week As Senate Ignores First House Offer

ISSUE / Week of December 31, 2018

  • January 04,2019

    Partial Shutdown Enters Third Week As Senate Ignores First House Offer

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    January 4, 2019 The partial shutdown of the federal government, which includes a furlough of over 20,000 employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will enter its third week tomorrow with...
  • January 04,2019

    Trump Nominates Former NHTSA Administrator Nicole Nason to Head FHWA

    Federal Governance,Governance
    January 4, 2019 At 5:30 p.m. yesterday, President Trump sent a package of 17 new nominations to the U.S. Senate. The nomination at the head of the list (William Barr to be Attorney General) had...
Op-Ed: Four Transportation Policy Predictions for 2019
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 Transportation in the United States is in the midst of major change. Last year brought a record number of airline passengers to skies increasingly crowded with drones. Freight...

All Railroads With PTC Requirements Claim to Meet Dec. 31 Deadline
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...

Senate Confirms 8 Transpo Nominees; Returns 11 to President
Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Confirms 8 Transpo Nominees; Returns 11 to President

January 3, 2019  On the evening of January 2, consistent with tradition, the U.S. Senate confirmed a large package of pending nominations by unanimous consent (in this case, 75 civilian nominees...

House Re-Elects Pelosi; Repeals “Ryan Rule” and Term Limits; Makes Highway Rescission Fix Easier
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

House Re-Elects Pelosi; Repeals “Ryan Rule” and Term Limits; Makes Highway Rescission Fix Easier

January 4, 2019 At noon yesterday, the 116th Congress began, and as its first order of business, the House of Representatives elected Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Speaker once again with 220 votes out of...

Complete Senate Committee Rosters for 116th Congress Named
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Complete Senate Committee Rosters for 116th Congress Named

January 3, 2019 - 11:45 a.m. Today, Senate Republicans released their proposed committee memberships for the 116th Congress, joining Senate Democrats, who had announced their proposed slates late...

Eno Announces 2019 Transit Senior Executive Program Roster
Transit Workforce

Eno Announces 2019 Transit Senior Executive Program Roster

January 4, 2019 The Eno Center for Transportation is pleased to announce the 2019 Transit Senior Executive Program (TSE) class. The TSE Program is a year-long leadership development course...

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