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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of February 6, 2017

In This Issue

Highway Trust Fund, HMTF, HTF, PFC
Stakeholders, DeFazio Send Trump Infrastructure Ideas
February 8, 2017 Recently, President Trump received unsolicited advice on transportation infrastructure financing from two different sources. A broad group of hundreds of stakeholder groups sent Trump a letter on February 1 congratulating him o... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO NOW [...]
Bonds, Revenue, Taxes
New Estimates of “Tax Expenditure” Costs Released
February 8, 2017 The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (the tax-estimating counterpart to the Congressional Budget Office’s spending estimators) has released its annual estimate of the cost of each federal tax deduction, exclusion, credit, o... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO NOW
Infrastructure, P3
New Study Touts Private Financing, but Capital Needs an Environment of Certainty
February 8, 2017 The Reason Foundation released a report last month about the federal barriers to private investment in infrastructure, touching upon a wide range of project types, including airports, electric and gas utilities, highways and bridg... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN [...]
Autonomous, Autonomous Vehicles, TNCs
Why Uber and Lyft Re-Routed Their Self-Driving Ambitions
February 8, 2017 On January 31st, Uber and Daimler announced an agreement to deploy autonomous vehicles on Uber’s ridesharing network. It was rumored that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, received an order from Uber for 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars from Uber last March. While representatives of both companies later debunked the rumor, an amicable [...]
Convergence, Digital Cities, Smart Cities
Three Things to Know About the Other Smart Cities
To discuss the progress among the finalist cities after the Smart City Challenge, Eno convened a panel of representatives from three of these cities at its recent Capital Convergence: Portland, OR; Kansas City, MO; and Washington, DC, as well as a representative from the technology consultancy Cubic. Three main ideas emerged from the panel on [...]
Autonomous Vehicles, Convergence, Freight, UAS
How Can Automation Improve Freight Delivery?
At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, held last month, one of the sessions examined the impact that existing and imminent new technologies will have on the freight sector.
House Appropriations Committee, House Homeland Security Committee, House Oversight Committee
House Democrats Fill Remainder of Committee Leadership Posts
February 8, 2017 Last week, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives filled the remainder of their posts on subcommittees for the new 115th Congress. On the House Appropriations Committee, the ranking minority members of the key transport... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or [...]
Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 13, 2017
Tuesday, February 14 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection – subcommittee hearing on paths to deployment of self-driving cars (witness list and hearing memo here) – 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Tuesday, February 14 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications – subcommittee hearing to [...]