Senate to Take Up Transportation Appropriations Next Week

ISSUE / Week of July 16, 2018

  • July 20,2018 |

    Senate to Take Up Transportation Appropriations Next Week

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    July 20, 2018 On Monday evening, the U.S. Senate will begin consideration of a four-bill "minibus" package of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, including the Transportation-HUD funding...
  • July 18,2018 |

    What’s the Purpose of Mass Transit? – Part 4 – What’s the Underlying Goal of Transportation?

    Environment,Federal Governance
    July 18, 2018 Prompted by the 50th anniversary of the decision to move federal mass transit programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Department of Transportation, we...
On Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure Resilience, Transportation Takes a Back Seat—For Now
Bridges,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Local governance,Public transit,Resilience,State Governance,Streets

On Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure Resilience, Transportation Takes a Back Seat—For Now

July 19, 2018 “It has been said critically that there is a tendency in many armies to spend the peace time studying how to fight the last war.” -Julian L. Schley, Lieutenant Colonel, Army...

House Votes to Reject Carbon Tax as Curbelo Prepares to Introduce HTF Carbon Tax Bill
Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

House Votes to Reject Carbon Tax as Curbelo Prepares to Introduce HTF Carbon Tax Bill

July 20, 2018 The House of Representatives this week passed a non-binding resolution rejecting the idea of a carbon tax as bad for the economy as one Republican prepares to introduce a bill next...

Transportation Schools: The Infrastructure for Workforce Development
Transit Workforce,Trucking Workforce,Workforce development

Transportation Schools: The Infrastructure for Workforce Development

July 18, 2018 While most Americans only consider transportation as a means to get themselves to school and work, some students and adults are heading to transportation schools and infrastructure...

House Panel Releases Final FY19 Appropriations Bill, Homeland Security
Appropriations,Aviation Safety,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,National Security

House Panel Releases Final FY19 Appropriations Bill, Homeland Security

July 19, 2018 Earlier today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a draft appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019 for that department. The bill is the last of...

FTA Finalizes Transit Safety Rules
Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail Safety

FTA Finalizes Transit Safety Rules

July 20, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration this week finalized two long-awaited safety rules governing all transit agencies that receive federal funds. "FTA has worked diligently to reach...

FRA Solicits Applications for More Rail Grant Funds
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Positive Train Control,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

FRA Solicits Applications for More Rail Grant Funds

July 20, 2018 This week, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $318 million in railroad grant funding under the  Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 23, 2018
Amtrak,Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 23, 2018

Tuesday, July 24 – House Homeland Security – full committee business meeting to mark up several transportation security bills (full agenda here) – 10:00 a.m., HVC-210, Capitol Visitors...

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