White House Promises Infrastructure Bill in January

ISSUE / Week of December 4, 2017

  • December 08,2017

    White House Promises Infrastructure Bill in January

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    December 8, 2017 The White House this week made it official and promised to release the Trump Administration's "infrastructure principles" document in January. (This is assuming that Congress...
  • December 08,2017

    I-66 Shows the Cost of Urban Roadway Access – And It Isn’t Cheap

    Highways,Interstate Highway System
    December 8, 2017 Northern Virginia is realizing the consequence of its success. A growing economy and increasing population mean limited space on its transportation infrastructure, evident...
Shutdown Averted (For Now), but Appropriations Endgame Still in Doubt
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Shutdown Averted (For Now), but Appropriations Endgame Still in Doubt

December 8, 2017 A potential government shutdown starting at midnight tonight has been averted with yesterday's passage of a two-week stopgap appropriations measure (H. J. Res. 123) by the House...

Republican, Democratic Senators Voice Concerns on AV START
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Data,Federal Governance,Governance

Republican, Democratic Senators Voice Concerns on AV START

December 8, 2017 On November 30, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) initiated the "hotline" process for his and Sen. Gary Peters’ (D-MI) automated vehicle (AV) bill with the hope of moving it to the Senate...

Tax Reform Bill Sent to House-Senate Conference
Aircraft,Aviation,Bicycle,Buses,Federal Governance,Governance,Transit Workforce,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

Tax Reform Bill Sent to House-Senate Conference

December 8, 2017 The House and Senate sent the $1.45 trillion tax reform bill (H.R. 1) to a House-Senate conference committee this week to iron out differences between the House version of the...

Congress Gears Up for Debate Over Automated Trucks, Workforce Impacts
Accessibility,Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,TNCs,Traffic Safety,Transit Workforce,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

Congress Gears Up for Debate Over Automated Trucks, Workforce Impacts

December 8, 2017  Even as Congress tries to wrap up its work on the nation’s first laws for automated vehicles (AVs), the House is starting to discuss legislation for automated commercial...

Senate PFC Provision Would Lead to $944M in Federal Tax Losses, Say Scorekeepers
Airports,Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

Senate PFC Provision Would Lead to $944M in Federal Tax Losses, Say Scorekeepers

December 6, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have determined that the provision in the Senate's Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018...

FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation
Accessibility,Automated Vehicles,Buses,Cybersecurity,Equity,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,TNCs,Traffic Safety,Transit Technology,Transit Workforce

FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation

December 8, 2017 On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential benefits of vehicle automation for public transit. Dubbed the...

What do we know about aircraft delays?
Aircraft,Aviation

What do we know about aircraft delays?

On Wednesday, Eno released the seventh policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – What do we know about aircraft delays? Flight delays are not only a cause of major frustration for...

DOT Withdraws ECP Brake Rule
FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

DOT Withdraws ECP Brake Rule

December 7, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation on December 4 announced that it will withdraw a 2015 regulation requiring the use of electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes on...

Careers In Motion at TRB 2018
Workforce development

Careers In Motion at TRB 2018

Careers In Motion at TRB 2018 As America faces the challenge of updating and repairing its aging infrastructure, policy makers and employers need to create a pipeline of hundreds of thousands of...

Comstock Introduces WMATA Board Reorganization Bill
Buses,Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,Public transit,Rail,State Governance

Comstock Introduces WMATA Board Reorganization Bill

December 8, 2017 Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), the sole remaining Republican in Congress from the Washington D.C. mass transit service area, introduced a bill in the House this week to make...

Status of Legislation and Nominations – December 8, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance

Status of Legislation and Nominations – December 8, 2017

For an updated list of transportation-related bills and their legislative status, click here. For an updated calendar of transportation-related Presidential nominees, click...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 11, 2017
Aviation,Aviation Safety,Data,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Rail Safety,Traffic Safety

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 11, 2017

Wednesday, December 13 – House Homeland Security – full committee business meeting to consider legislation including H.R. 4559, to establish a global aviation security task force, and H.R. 4581,...

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