Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of July 22, 2019

In This Issue

Appropriations, Budget, FY10
House Passes 2-Year Budget/Debt Limit Deal
July 25, 2019 The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, by a roll call vote of 284 to 149 at 5:12 p.m. The party split was as follows: Yes No Dem. 219 16 Repub. 65 132 Ind... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log [...]
accessibility, ADA, Ballot measure, Governance, Microtransit, Project Delivery, Public/private partnerships, Regional governance, Shared vehicles, State governance
Spotlight on Measure M
This week, Eno released an important new paper from UCLA’s Michael Manville about one of the most significant transportation ballot measures in recent years. Los Angeles County voters approved Measure M in November 2016.
Freight rail, Maritime, ports, Railroads
Shippers Voice Concern Over Poor Railroad Communications, Access Charges
July 26, 2019 – The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a “Railroad Shippers Roundtable” on July 25, following up on the June 20 hearing. The various participants were in consensus regarding their most pressing issues, namely faulty communication with railroad companies and problematic demurrage and accessorial charges.
Freight, Highways, USDOT
USDOT Announces 20 More INFRA Grants for FY19
July 25, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2019 round of INFRA grant funding provided by the FAST Act of 2015, with 20 projects totaling $856 million in federal funds.
connected vehicles, Pedestrian safety, Public health, Traffic safety
House Panel Probes Proposed Bills in Car Safety Hearing
July 26, 2019 – With over 40,000 deaths attributed to on and off-road related vehicle incident in 2017 and 2018, vehicle related fatalities has made itself a persistent problem in the United States. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on “Legislation to make cars in America Safer” on Wednesday, July 24.
Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 29, 2019
Tuesday, July 30 – Senate Environment and Public Works – full committee markup of a draft highway reauthorization bill and S. 1992, repealing the July 1, 2020 highway rescission – 9:00 a.m., SD-406 Dirksen. Wednesday, July 31 – Senate Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FAA (witness list [...]
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