Agencies Prepare for Government Shutdown Ahead of Senate Showdown

ISSUE / Week of January 15, 2018

  • January 19,2018 |

    Agencies Prepare for Government Shutdown Ahead of Senate Showdown

    Federal Budget,Federal Governance
    January 19, 2018 - 3:15 p.m. Federal agencies are preparing for a possible lapse-of-appropriations government shutdown beginning at midnight tonight, as it becomes increasingly clear that Senate...
  • January 19,2018 |

    USDOT Launches New Data Initiative to Predict (and Maybe Prevent) Fatal Crashes

    Automated Vehicles,Data
    January 19, 2018 Data, as the saying goes, is the new oil. The private sector is constantly collecting and processing data to better understand business operations, consumer preferences, and...
House Leaders Mull a Return to Earmarking
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

House Leaders Mull a Return to Earmarking

January 19, 2018 This week, the House Rules Committee held a set of hearings to examine whether or not Congress should resume earmarking funds for specific projects. A January 17 hearing featured...

8 Ways to Improve the Earmarking Process
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

8 Ways to Improve the Earmarking Process

January 19, 2018 [The following is the text of a statement I submitted for the record of the House Rules Committee's January 18, 2018 hearing on possibly bringing back Congressional...

Ahead of the Curb: The Case for Shared Use Mobility (SUM) Zones
Accessibility,Emissions,Environment,Parking,Pedestrian safety,Roadway Design,Shared Vehicles,TNCs,Traffic Safety,Trucking

Ahead of the Curb: The Case for Shared Use Mobility (SUM) Zones

January 18, 2017 Much ink has already been spilled about how the digital economy has transformed the way people and goods move around. But what is often missing from these discussions is the curb...

Cost of Fresno-Bakersfield Bullet Train Rises Another $2.8 Billion
Governance,High-Speed Rail,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

Cost of Fresno-Bakersfield Bullet Train Rises Another $2.8 Billion

January 18, 2018 The estimated cost of the initial Fresno to Bakersfield segment of the California high-speed rail system has soared another $2.8 billion, to $10.6 billion. The original estimate...

House Subcommittee Looks at Jones Act Fleet Issues
Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,National Security,Ports

House Subcommittee Looks at Jones Act Fleet Issues

January 19, 2018 “Why do U.S. officials want to get rid of the Jones Act?” Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation proposed the...

Senate Commerce Re-Approves OST-R, Amtrak Nominees
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Railroads

Senate Commerce Re-Approves OST-R, Amtrak Nominees

January 19, 2018 This week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved, for a second time, the nominations of Diana Furchgott-Roth to be Assistant Secretary of...

Chao Reflects on Challenges for AVs at Detroit Auto Show
Automated Vehicles,Buses,Cybersecurity,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety,Transit Workforce,Trucking

Chao Reflects on Challenges for AVs at Detroit Auto Show

January 19, 2018 Over a dozen politicians and federal government officials descended on Detroit earlier this week for the opening days of the North American International Auto Show, seizing the...

Eno Releases Course Catalog for Transit Professionals

Eno Releases Course Catalog for Transit Professionals

Looking for professional education on public transit? Eno is pleased to announce the availability of the National Transit Industry Course Catalog. This catalog is the result of an 18-month Transit...

Eno Aviation Insights: How Do Taxes And Fees Change If Air Traffic Control Is Privatized?
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Governance reform

Eno Aviation Insights: How Do Taxes And Fees Change If Air Traffic Control Is Privatized?

January 19, 2018 The Eno Center for Transportation released the latest entry in its Aviation Insight series this week, “How Do Taxes And Fees Change If Air Traffic Control Is...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 22, 2018
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,National Security,Transit Technology

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 22, 2018

(The House of Representatives is not in session this week, so no hearings. And if there is a government shutdown, that may interfere with Senate hearings.) Tuesday, January 23 – Senate Commerce,...

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