Contentious House Hearing Looks At Transit New Start Program

ISSUE / Week of July 15, 2019

  • July 19,2019

    Contentious House Hearing Looks At Transit New Start Program

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit this week held a contentious hearing to examine the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program, which provides federal...
  • July 13,2019

    Lessons Learned: Moscow Urban Forum, 2019

    Infrastructure,Transit
    I knew it would be strange to be in Russia on July 4 for the Moscow Urban Forum. I also thought the country's capital city was a curious place for a global conference on urbanism given its past. The...
What Is the “Baseline” for the Upcoming Senate Highway Bill?
Highway Trust Fund,Highways

What Is the “Baseline” for the Upcoming Senate Highway Bill?

July 19, 2019 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hopes to mark up a draft highway reauthorization bill around August 1, reauthorizing the FAST Act of 2015, which expires at the end...

House Climate Panel Debates Technology Investments in the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Sector
Buses,Environment,Freight,Trucking

House Climate Panel Debates Technology Investments in the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Sector

July 19, 2019 On July 16,  the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing entitled “Solving the climate crisis: Cleaning up heavy duty vehicles, protecting communities”. The...

Negotiators Say They Are Close to Two-Year Spending Caps and Debt Limit Deal
Appropriations,Budget,FY20

Negotiators Say They Are Close to Two-Year Spending Caps and Debt Limit Deal

July 19, 2019 With the Treasury Department now warning that it might breach the statutory ceiling on the public debt before Congress returns from its five-week summer recess after Labor Day,...

Three Takeaways from the Lime Electric Scooter Education and Safety Summit
Bicycle,Dockless,Micromobility,Streets

Three Takeaways from the Lime Electric Scooter Education and Safety Summit

July 19, 2019 On July 11, Lime, the micromobility company, hosted policymakers, academic researchers, advocates, law enforcement officials, and other transportation and public health practitioners...

Hearing: The Role of Research on the Road to Reauthorization
Federal Governance,Transportation Technology

Hearing: The Role of Research on the Road to Reauthorization

In advance of the impending surface transportation reauthorization, the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing on July 11 regarding existing and future...

FAA Faces Scrutiny and No Concrete Timeline for Return of Boeing 737 MAX
Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance

FAA Faces Scrutiny and No Concrete Timeline for Return of Boeing 737 MAX

An emotionally charged House Aviation Subcommittee safety hearing on July 17 featured testimony from  Paul Njoroge and Michael Stumo, family members of victims in the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302...

Senate Vote on FAA Nominee Set for Next Week
Aviation,Federal Governance

Senate Vote on FAA Nominee Set for Next Week

Senate floor votes on the nomination of Stephen Dickson to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration have been set for next week. Under a unanimous consent agreement entered into on...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 22, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 22, 2019

Tuesday, July 23 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries and Weather – subcommitee hearing examining issues faced by America's waterfronts...

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