Yet Another FY 2022 CR Almost Certain Now – But For How Long?

ISSUE / Week of January 31, 2022

  • February 04,2022 |

    Yet Another FY 2022 CR Almost Certain Now – But For How Long?

    Appropriations,FY22
    Next week appears to be the make-or-break week for the dealmaking on the fiscal 2022 spending bills, ahead of a February 18 government shutdown deadline. The House of Representatives is only...
  • February 04,2022 |

    Communication Breakdown: T&I Hearing Shows Differing Perspectives Between FAA and FCC on 5G and Aviation Safety

    Aircraft,Aviation Safety
    Reminiscent of a certain Led Zeppelin song, all witnesses and Representatives agreed on the utter lack of communication and coordination between the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Federal...
Guest Op-Ed: Fairer Fares, Increased Ridership: Using Reduced Fare Programs as a Tool for Equitable Recovery
Equity,Local governance,Public transit

Guest Op-Ed: Fairer Fares, Increased Ridership: Using Reduced Fare Programs as a Tool for Equitable Recovery

In March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a few civic-minded New York City residents created CoronaMetro, a platform for workers able to work from home to share their unused monthly metro...

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Transit Workforce,Trucking,USDOT

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

KITT, Herbie, the Batmobile – autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured the public imagination for decades. Now, they’ve captured the attention of Congress as vehicles equipped with driver...

House Passes Competitiveness Bill After Adding Ocean Shipping Reform, Other Transportation Provisions
Freight,Maritime

House Passes Competitiveness Bill After Adding Ocean Shipping Reform, Other Transportation Provisions

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a giant piece of legislation focusing on U.S. international economic competitiveness by an almost party-line vote of 222 to 210. (One Democrat voted...

OMB Nominee Declines to Endorse New FHWA Policy Guidance
Federal Funding,Infrastructure

OMB Nominee Declines to Endorse New FHWA Policy Guidance

President Biden's nominee to be his budget director declined to defend the Federal Highway Administration's controversial new policy guidance document when asked about it on two occasions in her...

FTA Releases Part-Year Transit Formula Funding for FY 2022 Under CR
Appropriations,FY22,Transit

FTA Releases Part-Year Transit Formula Funding for FY 2022 Under CR

The Federal Transit Administration yesterday released $5.9 billion in partial-year aid to transit providers for fiscal year 2022 from the bipartisan infrastructure law (the Infrastructure Investment...

Senate Panel Re-Approves Pending Biden DOT Nominees
USDOT

Senate Panel Re-Approves Pending Biden DOT Nominees

A Senate committee this week voted to put several Biden Administration nominees to transportation-related posts back on the Senate calendar (where they were at the end of the last session of...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 7, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 7, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder proposals for WRDA 2022 (witness list...

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