State of the Union Speech Increases Expectations for Highly Leveraged Infrastructure Bill

ISSUE / Week of January 29, 2018

  • February 02,2018 |

    State of the Union Speech Increases Expectations for Highly Leveraged Infrastructure Bill

    Bridges,Federal Budget
    February 2, 2018 President Trump's first real State of the Union address on January 30 to a joint session of Congress did indeed contain a long mention of his (long-awaited) infrastructure...
  • March 02,2018 |

    Hudson Tunnel May Be Key Sticking Point in FY18 Negotiations

    Amtrak,Bridges
    March 2, 2018 As noted elsewhere in this issue, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are currently negotiating the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill using far more money than...
GAO: Progress is Already Being Made on Permitting Reform, but More Data Is Needed
Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Project Delivery,Public transit

GAO: Progress is Already Being Made on Permitting Reform, but More Data Is Needed

February 2, 2018 In 2005, 2012, and 2015, Congress enacted three rounds of new laws with the goal of decreasing project delivery time for transportation projects, most notably through...

Mobility-as-a-Service: Coming to a City Near You Soon…
Public transit,Shared Vehicles

Mobility-as-a-Service: Coming to a City Near You Soon…

February 2, 2018 Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) has been defined as: A combination of public and private transportation services within a given regional environment that provides holistic,...

Trump Nominates  Board Members for Amtrak, MWAA
Airports,Amtrak,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

Trump Nominates Board Members for Amtrak, MWAA

February 2, 2018 President Trump today announced his intention to nominate new members of the Boards of Directors of Amtrak and of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The Amtrak...

House Hearing Looks at Surface Transportation Security Technology
Aviation Safety,Buses,Homeland security,National Security,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

House Hearing Looks at Surface Transportation Security Technology

February 2, 2018 On January 30, the House Homeland Security Committee’s Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and Transportation and Protective Services Subcommittees held a joint...

Senate Commerce Discusses Emerging Threats to Surface Transportation
Aviation Safety,Buses,Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Freight rail,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,National Security,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

Senate Commerce Discusses Emerging Threats to Surface Transportation

January 31, 2018 As a response to the rise in international terrorist attacks involving multiple surface transportation modes, a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on January 23 to review...

Bringing MPOs Into the FAST Era
Automated Vehicles,Congestion Pricing,Environment,FASTLANE,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Land use,Local governance,Public/Private Partnerships,Shared Vehicles,Trucking

Bringing MPOs Into the FAST Era

February 2, 2018 Since metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) were first formed in early 1960s, their core mission has been to perform long term surface capital planning and act as a local...

How Does the Federal Government Subsidize Air Service to Small Communities?
Aircraft,Airports,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

How Does the Federal Government Subsidize Air Service to Small Communities?

January 31, 2018 Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the tenth policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – How does the federal government subsidize air service to small...

Transportation and Infrastructure in the State of the Union Address, 1997-2017
Airports,Bridges,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit,Railroads,Streets

Transportation and Infrastructure in the State of the Union Address, 1997-2017

January 30, 2018 As we all await President Trump's State of the Union address tonight, in which he is expected to give some details of his forthcoming infrastructure plan, it is worth looking back...

Understanding NHTSA’s Voluntary Approach to Automated Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

Understanding NHTSA’s Voluntary Approach to Automated Vehicles

February 2, 2018 Over the past several years, collaboration with industry - rather than prescriptive regulations - has become the cornerstone of the federal government’s strategy for overseeing...

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