6-Page Summary of Administration Infrastructure Plan Leaked; Won’t Contain Funding Offset

ISSUE / Week of January 22, 2018

  • January 22,2018 |

    6-Page Summary of Administration Infrastructure Plan Leaked; Won’t Contain Funding Offset

    Airports,Bridges
    January 22, 2018 (additions January 26) On the morning of January 22, someone leaked an internal 6-page summary of the larger, 60-something-page White House infrastructure plan that has been...
  • January 26,2018 |

    Senate Inches Toward Unanimous Consent on AV START

    Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity
    January 26, 2018 Two months after Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee chairman John Thune (R-SD) initiated the hotline process for AV START (S. 1885), the Senate appears to be...
U.S. Chamber Proposal Revives Gas Tax Debate
FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Public/Private Partnerships,Workforce development

U.S. Chamber Proposal Revives Gas Tax Debate

January 26, 2018 Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its proposal for a national infrastructure initiative, centered around an increase in federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes of 25...

Shutdown Deadline Now Extended to Feb. 8 As Budget Talks Continue
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Shutdown Deadline Now Extended to Feb. 8 As Budget Talks Continue

January 26, 2018 The three-day government shutdown over the last weekend was ended by the enactment of a three-week continuing resolution which also included a six-year extension of the CHIP...

Senate Commerce Convenes Field Hearing at Washington Auto Show
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Data,Equity,Federal Governance,Governance,Traffic Safety

Senate Commerce Convenes Field Hearing at Washington Auto Show

January 26, 2018 On January 24, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a field hearing at the Washington Auto Show to discuss emerging technologies in the automotive...

Eno Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship

Eno Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship

January 26, 2018 The Eno Center for Transportation is now accepting applications for its Summer 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryant Transportation Policy Fellowship. This fellowship provides a high-quality...

History of the Tolling Ban on Federal-Aid Highways
Bridges,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Tolls

History of the Tolling Ban on Federal-Aid Highways

[First published in Transportation Weekly on May 6, 2014] The first law providing federal aid to states for construction and maintenance of roads was enacted almost a century ago, in 1916. That...

Senate Confirms James To Be Civilian Head of Corps of Engineers
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Railroads,Trucking

Senate Confirms James To Be Civilian Head of Corps of Engineers

January 26, 2018 The U.S.  Senate yesterday confirmed R.D. James to be the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, making him the civilian head of the Army Corps of Engineers' water...

Eno Aviation Insights – Is New, Heavy Federal Airport Investment Necessary to Relieve Aviation Congestion?
Airports,Aviation,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Eno Aviation Insights – Is New, Heavy Federal Airport Investment Necessary to Relieve Aviation Congestion?

January 24, 2018 Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the ninth policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – Should the federal government invest heavily in expanding American...

Status of Legislation and Nominations – January 26, 2018
Federal Governance,Governance

Status of Legislation and Nominations – January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 ETW maintains webpages devoted to the status of major transportation and infrastructure legislation and to transportation-related nominations. The legislation status webpage is...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 29, 2018
Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,National Security

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 29, 2018

Tuesday, January 30 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation - subcommittee hearing on the sinking of the S.S. EL FARO and the Coast...

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