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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of January 14, 2019

In This Issue

Appropriations, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
Shutdown Will Reach 1-Month Mark With No End in Sight
January 18, 2019 (ed. 1-22-19) The House and Senate have left town for the week, and Monday will mark the one-month mark of the partial, lapse-of-appropriations government shutdown that began on December 21. (Monday is also a federal holiday, for ... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
Aviation, Federal governance, Governance, Unmanned aerial systems
USDOT Cautiously Proposes Relaxing Rules for Drones
January 18, 2019 – In a speech at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao announced a proposed rule that would allow for small drone operators to fly over crowds and at night.
Federal funding, Federal governance, Freight, Governance, Maritime
Inland Waterways Stakeholders Highlight Federal Funding Challenges
January 17, 2019 – As freight projections show a steep increase in freight movement over the next few decades, stakeholders representing inland waterway transportation said they are well-positioned to handle the growing demand but that the federal government needs to help them invest in the projects that will keep things running smoothly.
Appropriations, Aviation, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Maritime, ports, Unmanned aerial systems
Subcommittees Named in House, Senate
January 18, 2019 – Several Congressional committees organized themselves this week and populated their subcommittees.
Federal governance, Governance
Trump Re-Nominates Nine Transportation Nominees
January 18, 2019 – On January 16, President Trump sent the Senate scores of nominations (full list here) that he had earlier made in the previous Congress and which were still pending in committee or on the Executive Calendar when that Congress ended at noon on January 3.
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