Biden Proposes Another $20 Billion in Mass Transit Aid As Part of His COVID Relief Package

ISSUE / Week of January 11, 2021

  • January 15,2021 |

    Biden Proposes Another $20 Billion in Mass Transit Aid As Part of His COVID Relief Package

    Federal Funding,FY21
    Last night, President-elect Joe Biden gave a speech in which he outlined his economic policies for the first months of his Administration. He called for an immediate $1.9 trillion "American Rescue...
  • January 15,2021 |

    DOT Approves Four More Transit Projects As Chao Departs

    Transit
    In the last week of her tenure as Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao announced four more mass transit projects to be funded through the Capital Investment Grant program of the Federal Transit...
Railroads Successfully Implement Positive Train Control Technology Two Days Before Extended Deadline
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Freight rail,Positive Train Control,Rail Safety

Railroads Successfully Implement Positive Train Control Technology Two Days Before Extended Deadline

The railroad industry can finally rest easy after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  announced the successful implementation of positive train control (PTC) across all required routes on...

Transportation Is Spared from Last Proposed Trump Budget Cuts
Infrastructure

Transportation Is Spared from Last Proposed Trump Budget Cuts

The White House Office of Management and Budget last night sent Congress a list of spending cuts totaling $27.4 billion. President Trump proposes to cancel, or rescind, these appropriations provided...

Buttigieg Confirmation Hearing Set for January 21
USDOT

Buttigieg Confirmation Hearing Set for January 21

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has set a date for a confirmation hearing for South Bend, Indiana mayor (and former presidential candidate) Pete Buttigieg to be U.S....

Eno Begins Research Effort on Bus Operator Workforce Management
Buses,Eno Announcements,Workforce

Eno Begins Research Effort on Bus Operator Workforce Management

Eno was recently awarded a research grant for the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program to study challenges, best practices, and innovative practices among...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 18, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 18, 2021

Tuesday, January 19 – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs – full committee hearing on the anticipated nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security – 10:00...

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