Trump Budget Seeks Massive Non-Defense Cuts

ISSUE / Week of February 27, 2017

  • March 03,2017

    Trump Budget Seeks Massive Non-Defense Cuts

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    March 3, 2017 The White House this week announced the overall discretionary appropriations totals that will appear in President Trump’s first budget request (for fiscal year 2018) later this...
  • March 03,2017

    Chao Outlines USDOT Priorities for Infrastructure, Technology

    Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance
    March 3, 2017 After nearly a month of relative silence, Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared at the National Governors’ Association winter meeting on Sunday to discuss emerging...
Is Competition Possible Within A Reformed U.S. Air Traffic Control System?
Air Traffic Control,Aviation

Is Competition Possible Within A Reformed U.S. Air Traffic Control System?

March 3, 2017 One of the issues that has recently surfaced regarding air traffic control (ATC) reform is how to introduce, if possible at all, competition in any eventual reform efforts. First,...

Interview With Masaki Ogata, Japan Railway East
Automated Vehicles,Commuter Rail,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,Transit Workforce

Interview With Masaki Ogata, Japan Railway East

March 3, 2017 This week, participants in the Eno Center for Transportation’s Transit Senior Executive Program heard from Masaki Ogata, Executive Vice Chairman of East Japan Railway Company (JR...

Trump Again Gives $1T Infrastructure Total With No Details
Bridges,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Public/Private Partnerships

Trump Again Gives $1T Infrastructure Total With No Details

March 3, 2017 President Trump addressed his first joint session of Congress on February 28 and again reiterated his call for a $1 trillion investment in U.S. infrastructure. But once again, he...

House Hearing Examines Airport Needs; DeFazio, Massie Introduce Bill to Allow PFC Increase
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Aviation,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

House Hearing Examines Airport Needs; DeFazio, Massie Introduce Bill to Allow PFC Increase

March 3, 2017 On March 1 the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hosted the second hearing (out of five planned so far, the first was dedicated to...

2016 VMT Redux – How Does It Affect Safety and Costs?
Bridges,Highways,Streets,Traffic Safety

2016 VMT Redux – How Does It Affect Safety and Costs?

March 3, 2017 Last week’s ETW contained an article that examined the new estimates of total vehicle-miles traveled in the U.S. (a 3 percent increase over 2015) and then analyzed the new data on...

Is the Pace of Trump Nominations As Slow As It Feels?
Federal Governance,Governance

Is the Pace of Trump Nominations As Slow As It Feels?

March 3, 2017 Because of the general chaos surrounding the Trump White House, and the unprecedented level of opposition to Cabinet nominees on the Senate floor (almost all of whom are being...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 6, 2017
Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Ports

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 6, 2017

Wednesday, March 8 - Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs - full committee hearing to examine the nomination of Elaine Duke to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security - 9:30 a.m.,...

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