The Trump Infrastructure Agenda – What Would “Buy American, Hire American” Really Entail?

ISSUE / Week of January 16, 2017

  • January 18,2017

    The Trump Infrastructure Agenda – What Would “Buy American, Hire American” Really Entail?

    Airports,Amtrak
    January 18, 2017 As Washington, DC largely shuts down to make way for the inaugural ceremonies of Donald J. Trump (and the related protests), persons in the transportation and infrastructure...
  • January 13,2017

    Key Takeaways from Elaine Chao’s Confirmation Hearing

    Automated Vehicles,Federal Funding
    January 13, 2017 (Online update, January 18 - This article was originally published as an ETW Express on January 13 and is also being included in the Week of January 15 issue to make it easier to...
Let’s Be Real About Transportation and Technology
Emissions,Pedestrian safety,Public transit,Shared Vehicles,TNCs,Traffic Safety,Transit Technology

Let’s Be Real About Transportation and Technology

January 18, 2017 Over the past few weeks, the transportation industry has seen a flurry of activity. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Nevada and the annual meeting of the Transportation...

Trump Announces Formation of Infrastructure Council
Federal Governance,Governance

Trump Announces Formation of Infrastructure Council

January 18, 2017 President-elect Donald J. Trump told the Wall Street Journal on January 13 that he will be appointing two of his fellow New York City real estate developers (and old friends),...

Foxx Keynotes TRB Meeting, Releases Final 30-Year Forecast
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Bicycle,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Pedestrian safety,Public/Private Partnerships,Traffic Safety,Transit Technology

Foxx Keynotes TRB Meeting, Releases Final 30-Year Forecast

January 18, 2017 Outgoing Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on January 9 gave the keynote address to the 2017 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board and took the opportunity to...

Same Wheels, Different Tracks: Cycling in the U.S. and Denmark
Bicycle,Bridges,Pedestrian safety,Roadway Design,Streets,Traffic Safety

Same Wheels, Different Tracks: Cycling in the U.S. and Denmark

[caption id="attachment_29319" align="alignright" width="502"] (Photo Credit: World Resources Institute)[/caption] January 18, 2017 While last week’s TRB Annual Meeting was very much focused...

Final Performance Measure Rule Issued With Other “Midnight Rules”
Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Interstate Highway System

Final Performance Measure Rule Issued With Other “Midnight Rules”

January 18, 2017 The Federal Highway Administration published its final rule on the national performance measures for highways in the Federal Register this morning, making it official. The final...

FHWA/FTA Release Biennial “Conditions & Performance” Report
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit

FHWA/FTA Release Biennial “Conditions & Performance” Report

January 18, 2017 The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration on January 12 jointly released the biennial “Conditions and Performance Report” that updates...

Final House Committee Assignments Made; Blunt to Chair Senate Aviation Subcommittee
Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

Final House Committee Assignments Made; Blunt to Chair Senate Aviation Subcommittee

January 18, 2017 Last week, the House of Representatives finished naming its new members to its standing committees for the new 115th Congress. First, the House named members to the “Tier...

USDOT IG Reports on FAA’s “What If” ATC Contingency Plans
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

USDOT IG Reports on FAA’s “What If” ATC Contingency Plans

January 18, 2017 On January 11 the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Transportation released a report entitled “Although FAA Has Taken Steps To Improve Its Operational Contingency...

Transportation Camp DC 2017
Transit Workforce

Transportation Camp DC 2017

January 18, 2017 The sixth annual Transportation Camp in Washington, D.C. on January 8 was a showcase of bold ideas and imaginative solutions for an industry in a constant state of rediscovery and...

Creating the World’s First Sustainable Highway
Emissions,Environment,Highways

Creating the World’s First Sustainable Highway

A 16-mile stretch of highway in southwest Georgia is beginning to earn a reputation as the one of the most sustainable roads in the world. The portion of Interstate 85 in Troup County currently plays...

Eno Center for Transportation Job Announcements

Eno Center for Transportation Job Announcements

The Eno Center for Transportation has posted the following job announcements: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS Eno seeks an enthusiastic, experienced Director of Development...

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