Was the “$20 Billion for Infrastructure” Promise in the 2018 Budget Deal Kept?

ISSUE / Week of February 18, 2019

  • February 20,2019

    Was the “$20 Billion for Infrastructure” Promise in the 2018 Budget Deal Kept?

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    February 20, 2019 The February 2018 bipartisan budget deal between Congress and President Trump increased the discretionary spending caps of the Budget Control Act by an astounding $295 billion...
  • February 22,2019

    Reform or Revolution? Preparing Transportation’s institutions for the Future

    Federal Governance,Governance
    Dramatic changes are underway in transportation and there are myriad discussions and new approaches emerging as a result. However, while there is considerable attention to new technologies and...
Guest Op-Ed: Disruption in Mass Transit Calls for Disruption in Public Policy
Accessibility,ADA,Environment,Equity,Governance,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships,Regional governance,TNCs,Transit Technology

Guest Op-Ed: Disruption in Mass Transit Calls for Disruption in Public Policy

February 22, 2019 The world of mass transit is currently in a state of disruption. Nationally, transit ridership is declining as technology and private industry are disrupting traditional forms of...

The Gas Tax At 100: Federal Gasoline Tax Debate, 1864-1918
Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance

The Gas Tax At 100: Federal Gasoline Tax Debate, 1864-1918

February 22, 2019 Next week will mark the 100th anniversary of the first gasoline tax in the United States as a motor fuel – enacted by the state of Oregon on February 25, 1919. ETW will have a...

DOT Says It Will Withhold Final $929 Million from California High Speed Rail Project
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

DOT Says It Will Withhold Final $929 Million from California High Speed Rail Project

February 20, 2019 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it will not pay the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) the final $929 million in federal appropriations that was...

Sidewalk Stakeholder Engagement and Underlying Equity Concerns
Accessibility,ADA,Equity,Pedestrian,Pedestrian safety

Sidewalk Stakeholder Engagement and Underlying Equity Concerns

State DOTs, MPOs, and cities across the country have good examples of robust asset management systems and project prioritization methods for highways, local roads, transit projects, and freight...

White House Announces Deputy SecDOT Rosen to Go to Justice Department
Federal Governance,Governance

White House Announces Deputy SecDOT Rosen to Go to Justice Department

February 20, 2019 As expected, the White House last night formally announced that President Trump intends to nominate Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 25, 2019
Cybersecurity,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Homeland security,Maritime,Public transit

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on securing the U.S. surface transportation system from cyber...

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