Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of February 4, 2019

In This Issue

Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Rail, Rail safety, Railroads
House Passes Scenic Byways, Route 66 Centennial, FRA Inspection Notification Bills
February 8, 2019 – On February 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five bills from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Three of the five bills were significant for the transportation sector as they would improve oversight of rail safety, protect scenic byways, and establish a commission to commemorate Route 66.
electric vehicles, emissions, Environment, Federal governance, Governance, High-Speed Rail, Public transit, Transit technology
“Green New Deal” Outline Introduced in House, Senate
February 8, 2019 – Yesterday, progressive Members of Congress introduced a non-binding resolution calling on Congress to adopt a “Green New Deal.”
Federal governance, Governance, Highways
Nason Nomination to FHWA Advances in Senate
February 8, 2019 – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week voted to recommend that the Senate confirm Nicole Nason to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.
Amtrak, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Rail, Railroads, State governance
What, Exactly, Did President Trump Just Say About Gateway?
February 8, 2019 – This week, President Trump gave an interview to local journalists where he appeared to say that money for the $11+ billion Hudson River Tunnel has already been “set aside.”
Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, Public transit
The Highway Trust Fund Problem in Two Charts
February 8, 2019 – Here are two simple charts that show the totality of the Highway Trust Fund spending and revenue situation from 1957 to the present.
Aviation, Federal governance, Governance, Maritime
Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 11, 2019
Wednesday, February 13 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on the impact of the government shutdown on aviation (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., HVC-210, Capitol Visitors Center (not the usual committee room). Wednesday, February 13 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing entitled [...]
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