Shuster Concedes Defeat on ATC Reform; Next Extension Due Soon

ISSUE / Week of February 26, 2018

  • March 02,2018

    Shuster Concedes Defeat on ATC Reform; Next Extension Due Soon

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    March 2, 2018 Prospects for House consideration of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took an abrupt shift earlier this week when House Transportation and...
  • March 02,2018

    Appropriators Work to Finish FY18 Omnibus Bill

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    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...
Chao Defends Administration Infrastructure Plan Before Senate
Amtrak,Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Rail,Railroads

Chao Defends Administration Infrastructure Plan Before Senate

March 2, 2018 Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao defended the Trump Administration's infrastructure initiative and fiscal 2019 budget request before the Senate Environment and Public Works...

Hudson Tunnel May Be Key Sticking Point in FY18 Negotiations
Amtrak,Bridges,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

Hudson Tunnel May Be Key Sticking Point in FY18 Negotiations

March 2, 2018 As noted elsewhere in this issue, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are currently negotiating the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill using far more money than...

What the Penn-Wharton Study Missed About the Trump Infrastructure Plan
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...

White House Frames AVs as an Opportunity for Economic Growth
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance

White House Frames AVs as an Opportunity for Economic Growth

March 2, 2018 While much of the conversation around self-driving technology has revolved around the potential safety benefits, the White House and politicians are now pointing to yet another...

Senate Homeland Security Authorization Markup Postponed
Aviation Safety,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),...

House Aviation Hearing Looks at Drone Use
Aviation,Aviation Safety,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. The hearing was convened at an interesting time; although...

GHSA Releases Annual Report on Pedestrian Fatalities
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)...

Members Named for Budget Process Reform Committee
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Members Named for Budget Process Reform Committee

March 2, 2o18 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. Speaker Ryan chose new...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 5, 2018
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...

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