Shutdown Over, but No Final FY19 Deal in Sight Yet

ISSUE / Week of January 28, 2019

  • February 01,2019 |

    Shutdown Over, but No Final FY19 Deal in Sight Yet

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    February 1, 2019 The five-week shutdown of large swaths of the federal government has ended, but hopes for finishing the appropriations process for fiscal year 2019 hinges on progress on the...
  • February 01,2019 |

    Trump Orders Buy America Rules Applied to Federal Loans and Insurance

    Federal Budget,Federal Funding
    February 2, 2019 Yesterday, President Trump signed a new executive order that orders federal agencies to expand Buy America requirements beyond what is currently required by law and apply such...
How Much Money Would a Gas Tax Increase Raise?
FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

How Much Money Would a Gas Tax Increase Raise?

January 31, 2019 This week's release of the annual Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office also included revisions to their official estimates of how much money is raised by...

FHWA Nominee Enjoys Positive Reception at Confirmation Hearing
Bicycle,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Pedestrian,Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety

FHWA Nominee Enjoys Positive Reception at Confirmation Hearing

January 31, 2019 After more than two years without a Federal Highway Administrator, a confirmation hearing was held on Tuesday for former National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Nicole R....

New Forecast Delays Arrival of Trillion-Dollar Deficits
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

New Forecast Delays Arrival of Trillion-Dollar Deficits

January 31, 2019 The new Budget and Economic Outlook from the Congressional Budget Office delays the anticipated arrival of trillion-dollar budget deficits by a year (compared to last year's...

CBO Estimates Future Transportation Excise Tax Yields Increasing
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Fuel tax,Governance,Highways

CBO Estimates Future Transportation Excise Tax Yields Increasing

January 31, 2019 Yesterday's release of the annual Budget and Economic Outlook by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office contains a wealth of supporting data, including detailed projections...

LA Metro Launches On-Demand Shared Ridehailing Around Three Stations
Governance,Local governance,Microtransit,Public transit,Rail,TNCs

LA Metro Launches On-Demand Shared Ridehailing Around Three Stations

February 1, 2019 On Monday, Los Angeles Metro launched an on-demand shared ridehailing service around three transit stations as part of local and national initiatives to examine mobility and...

FHWA Takes Back $23 Billion in Highway Spending Authority From States
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,State Governance

FHWA Takes Back $23 Billion in Highway Spending Authority From States

January 31, 2019 As predicted in ETW, the enactment of the continuing resolution that ended the government shutdown is forcing the Federal Highway Administration to take back $23 billion in...

CBO Issues Update of Highway Trust Fund Forecast
FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

CBO Issues Update of Highway Trust Fund Forecast

January 28, 2019 Earlier today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook, this one covering the ten-year period of fiscal 2020 through...

Subcommittee Leadership and Rosters Continue to be Named
Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance

Subcommittee Leadership and Rosters Continue to be Named

February 1, 2019 This week, we finally got the complete roster of lawmakers who will be controlling the Department of Transportation's budget for fiscal year 2020 and 2021. The...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 4, 2019
Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 4, 2019

Tuesday, February 5 – Senate Environment and Public Works – full committee business meeting to vote on pending business including the nomination of Nicole Nason to be Federal Highway...

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