White House Infrastructure Bill: Maybe the Week of Jan. 22, Maybe the Week After.

ISSUE / Week of January 8, 2018

  • January 12,2018

    White House Infrastructure Bill: Maybe the Week of Jan. 22, Maybe the Week After.

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    January 12, 2018 White House staffers began briefing Capitol Hill on the forthcoming infrastructure plan this week, but hopes that the plan would be released the week of January 15 have been...
  • January 12,2018

    USDOT Moving Forward with AV Policy 3.0, Including Truck and Bus Automation

    Automated Vehicles,Buses
    January 12, 2018 At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced USDOT’s first public steps to advance the next generation of federal...
4-Week CR Likely As Budget Talks Continue
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...

At TRB, USDOT Downplays Infrastructure Bill, Emphasizes Agency Actions
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...

House Transportation Chairman Shuster to Retire
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...

PTC Finger-Pointing Continues as DeFazio Introduces Legislation
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. House...

5 Federal AV Policy Developments to Watch in 2018
Automated Vehicles,Buses,Equity,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Trucking

5 Federal AV Policy Developments to Watch in 2018

January 11, 2018 Automakers and tech firms launched a number of automated vehicle (AV) pilot programs in earnest last year, setting the stage for a slew of new public deployments of AVs in...

Trump Renominates OST-R, Amtrak Nominees
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...

2017 TIFIA Loan Totals Top $4 Billion
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...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 15, 2018
Amtrak,Aviation Safety,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...

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