Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of January 8, 2018

In This Issue

Appropriations, FASTLANE, Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Public transit, Trucking
4-Week CR Likely As Budget Talks Continue
January 12, 2018 With Congress staring down a fiscal year 2018 appropriations expiration date of January 19, yet another stopgap continuing resolution (CR) will come to the House floor next week. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-AK) conf... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our [...]
FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
At TRB, USDOT Downplays Infrastructure Bill, Emphasizes Agency Actions
January 12, 2018 – In the absence of the Trump Administration’s promised-but-long-delayed $1 trillion infrastructure package (which still may be released ahead of Trump’s first State of the Union address on January 30), the U.S. Department of Transportation is taking a strategic pivot to focus on steps that the Administration can take on its own [...]
Federal governance, Governance
House Transportation Chairman Shuster to Retire
January 10, 2018 – Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA), the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced on January 2 that he will not seek re-election to the House this year and will retire at the end of this term.
Amtrak, Commuter Rail, Federal governance, Governance, Positive Train Control, Rail, Rail safety, Railroads
PTC Finger-Pointing Continues as DeFazio Introduces Legislation
January 12, 2018 – The aftermath of December’s fatal Amtrak Cascades train derailment in Washington State continues to keep the topic of positive train control (PTC) in the headlines.
Amtrak, Federal governance, Governance, Railroads
Trump Renominates OST-R, Amtrak Nominees
January 10, 2018 President Trump on January 8 renominated Diana Furchgott-Roth to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation For Research and Technology and Lynn Westmoreland to be a Member of the Amtrak Board of Directors. Both nominations had b... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our [...]
Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Positive Train Control, Public transit, Rail, Railroads
2017 TIFIA Loan Totals Top $4 Billion
January 12, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Transportation closed two more TIFIA loans in December, bringing the total loan volume for the Trump Administration’s first year to $4.1 billion. That $4.1 billion in financing will enable new transportation projects with a total cost of $13.7 billion.
Amtrak, Aviation safety/security, Environment, Federal governance, Governance, Homeland security, Maritime, ports, Project Delivery, Rail, Railroads
Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 15, 2018
Wednesday, January 17 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on the U.S.-flagged maritime industry (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Wednesday, January 17 – Senate Environment and Public Works – full committee hearing on water infrastructure needs and challenges (witness [...]
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