Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of February 26, 2018

In This Issue

Appropriations, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
Appropriators Work to Finish FY18 Omnibus Bill
March 2, 2018 Staffers for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees were working furiously this week to iron out as many differences as possible between the twelve House-passed appropriations bills for fiscal 2018 and the twelve bills reported from the Senate panel, in hopes of getting an omnibus package filed by March 14. This week [...]
Amtrak, Bridges, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Rail, Railroads
Hudson Tunnel May Be Key Sticking Point in FY18 Negotiations
March 2, 2018 – Perhaps the biggest differences between the House and Senate versions of the transportation budget for 2018 initially approved by the appropriators last year revolve around the Gateway Program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey.
Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Highway Trust Fund, Local governance, State governance
What the Penn-Wharton Study Missed About the Trump Infrastructure Plan
March 1, 2018 – On February 22, economists at the Wharton School of Business released a brief analysis (the Penn-Wharton Budget Model analysis) of President Trump’s infrastructure plan. While the study does average a diverse array of economic models of the added economic value of federal infrastructure grants, the analysis also reveals a fundamental misunderstanding [...]
Aviation safety/security, Cybersecurity, Homeland security
Senate Homeland Security Authorization Markup Postponed
March 2, 2018 On February 28. the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs formally took up the House-passed Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2825), but because of the memorial service for Rev. Billy ... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our [...]
Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance, space, Unmanned aerial systems
House Aviation Hearing Looks at Drone Use
February 28, 2018 – On February 27, the House Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to address the current status of aviation security.
Bicycle, Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Interstate Highway System, Local governance, Pedestrian safety, State governance, Streets, Traffic safety
GHSA Releases Annual Report on Pedestrian Fatalities
March 2, 2018 Over the last decade, pedestrian deaths have been increasing both in number and as a share of all traffic fatalities on US roads. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released its annual report on pedestrian traffic fatalities this week with data and analysis on pedestrian deaths in the US in 2016 and [...]
Appropriations, Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
Members Named for Budget Process Reform Committee
March 2, 2018 – This week, the last of the 16 members of the new Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform were named by Congressional leaders.
emissions, Environment, Federal governance, Governance, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, Homeland security, Maritime
Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 5, 2018
Tuesday, March 6 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on the Administration’s infrastructure proposal (Transportation Sec. Chao to testify) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Tuesday, March 6 – House Oversight and Government Reform – Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment – oversight hearing on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – 10:00 [...]
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