Legislators Await Final “Big Ticket” Spending, Tax Items To End This Year’s Congressional Session

ISSUE / Week of December 7, 2015

  • December 09,2015 |

    Legislators Await Final “Big Ticket” Spending, Tax Items To End This Year’s Congressional Session

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    December 9, 2015 Earlier this year, Congress set its proposed annual adjournment deadline for Friday, December 11. But it is now too late for them to meet that deadline, and the First Session of...
  • December 09,2015 |

    House Roundtable Discussion Examines Air Traffic Control Staffing

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    December 9, 2015 On December 8, the House Transport and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) held a roundtable discussion on the issue of air traffic controller staffing at the Federal Aviation...
How Does the FAST Act Compare to the GROW AMERICA Proposal?
Commuter Rail,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Positive Train Control,Public transit,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads,Transit Workforce

How Does the FAST Act Compare to the GROW AMERICA Proposal?

December 9, 2015 President Obama’s statement on the morning after the Senate cleared the FAST Act conference report for his signature said that “This bill is not perfect, but it is a...

Senate Commerce Panel Marks Up Aviation, Pipeline Bills
Airports,Appropriations,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Pipelines

Senate Commerce Panel Marks Up Aviation, Pipeline Bills

December 9, 2015 On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session to mark-up and vote on a number of bills and vote on nominations for promotions to the Coast Guard. Among...

House Homeland Panel Examines Foreign Airport Security
Aircraft,Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security

House Homeland Panel Examines Foreign Airport Security

December 9, 2015 The House Homeland Security Committee held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon titled, “Examining TSA’s Global Efforts to Protect the Homeland from Aviation Threats and Enhance...

House To Consider STB Reform and Coast Guard Reauthorization Bills
Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

House To Consider STB Reform and Coast Guard Reauthorization Bills

December 9, 2015 The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation reforming the Surface Transportation Board this week. The Senate-passed bill (S. 808) is scheduled to come before...

Recent Reports and Audits
Bridges,Federal Governance,Governance

Recent Reports and Audits

Because everyone loves reports from the auditors... A new GAO report examines the National Bridge Inventory. Among other things, the report found that "The number of deficient bridges decreased...

Former T&I Chairman Mica Holds Hearing on MAP-21 Implementation
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit

Former T&I Chairman Mica Holds Hearing on MAP-21 Implementation

December 9, 2015 With the passage of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) last week, the House Oversight committee determined that this was a perfect time to evaluate the...

USDOT Announces “Smart City Challenge”
Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,Transit Technology

USDOT Announces “Smart City Challenge”

December 9, 2015 On Monday the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx held a press conference call to announce a “Smart City Challenge” which is boasting $40 million in prize money from...

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