House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

ISSUE / Week of February 4, 2019

  • February 08,2019 |

    House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

    Airports,Amtrak
    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the 116thCongress formally kicked off its work yesterday with a marathon seven-hour hearing entitled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why...
  • February 08,2019 |

    House Passes Scenic Byways, Route 66 Centennial, FRA Inspection Notification Bills

    Federal Governance,Governance
    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...
WMATA Urges Congressional Action on Railcar Supply Concerns, As EU Rejects Siemens-Alstom Merger
Cybersecurity,High-Speed Rail,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

WMATA Urges Congressional Action on Railcar Supply Concerns, As EU Rejects Siemens-Alstom Merger

February 8, 2019 This week, the director of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) told Congress that he has ordered the strengthening of cybersecurity requirements for its new...

“Green New Deal” Outline Introduced in House, Senate
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." The resolution (text here) was introduced in the...

Nason Nomination to FHWA Advances in Senate
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...

What, Exactly, Did President Trump Just Say About Gateway?
Amtrak,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

What, Exactly, Did President Trump Just Say About Gateway?

February 8, 2019 Two days ago, President Trump gave an interview to a group of selected local journalists from around the U.S. Newsday, the Long Island newspaper, asked Trump about the Gateway...

The Highway Trust Fund Problem in Two Charts
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

The Highway Trust Fund Problem in Two Charts

February 8, 2019 While putting together my presentation for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce infrastructure summit earlier this week, I tried to distill the whole Highway Trust Fund financial problem...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 11, 2019
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...

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