Senate Debate on Second Appropriations “Minibus” Extended Into Next Week

ISSUE / Week of July 23, 2018

  • July 27,2018 |

    Senate Debate on Second Appropriations “Minibus” Extended Into Next Week

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    July 27, 2018 A deal on amendments to the four-bill "minibus" appropriations package that includes the Transportation-HUD bill proved elusive yesterday, and Senators left town for the weekend...
  • July 23,2018 |

    Shuster Introduces His Infrastructure Bill

    Bridges,FASTLANE
    July 23, 2018 This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is releasing the text of his own legislative proposal to increase the quality and stability of U.S....
Guest Op-Ed: Revolutionizing Transport Systems Using the Power of Data
Data,Public transit,Transit Technology

Guest Op-Ed: Revolutionizing Transport Systems Using the Power of Data

July 27, 2018 Stuck in gridlock, or another train delay? These are problems faced by commuters daily. For decades our public transit systems haven’t been able to support the exponential growth in...

Tiring Taxes? Analysis of a Bicycle Tire Tax
Bicycle,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Tiring Taxes? Analysis of a Bicycle Tire Tax

July 27, 2018 House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released his proposed infrastructure bill on July 23. Section 114 suggests levying a 10 percent tax on bicycle...

Lots of Love for Jones Act at Subcommittee Roundtable on Its Effects on Puerto Rico
Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Maritime

Lots of Love for Jones Act at Subcommittee Roundtable on Its Effects on Puerto Rico

July 26, 2018 A House subcommittee was quick to embrace a new report finding that the Jones Act has had no negative impact on consumer prices in Puerto Rico. Members on both sides of the House...

Taxing New Mobility Services: What’s Right? What’s Next?
Governance,Local governance,State Governance,TNCs

Taxing New Mobility Services: What’s Right? What’s Next?

July 26, 2018 Given their popular presence in urban areas, state and local policymakers are increasingly considering how transportation network companies (TNCs) fit into the larger transportation...

FAA Bill May Slip to Mid-August in Senate
Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,State Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

FAA Bill May Slip to Mid-August in Senate

July 27, 2018 Although behind-the-scenes negotiations on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (S. 1405) continued this week, the press of other business has made it unlikely...

Federal Court Decision Opens Door For New FRA On-Time Performance Metrics
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

Federal Court Decision Opens Door For New FRA On-Time Performance Metrics

July 25, 2018 Last Friday, a federal appeals court issued a new ruling in the seemingly never-ending saga of the railroad industry's legal fight against metrics for on-time performance of Amtrak...

Senate Questions STB and Amtrak Board of Directors Nominees on Safety and Pending Regulations
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

Senate Questions STB and Amtrak Board of Directors Nominees on Safety and Pending Regulations

July 27, 2018 Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation considered presidential nominees Rick Dearborn for the Amtrak Board of Directors and Martin Oberman for the...

House Appropriations OKs FY19 Homeland Bill
Amtrak,Appropriations,Aviation Safety,Buses,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,National Security

House Appropriations OKs FY19 Homeland Bill

July 27, 2018 The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Homeland Security appropriations bill this week, the last of the twelve FY19 bills to be considered in committee in...

Defense Authorization Bill Contains Transit, Aviation, Maritime Provisions
Aviation,Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Freight rail,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,National Security,Public transit,Rail,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Defense Authorization Bill Contains Transit, Aviation, Maritime Provisions

July 27, 2018 Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the final conference report version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The $700 billion, 2,500-page conference...

NACTO Releases Guidelines for Regulating and Managing Shared Active Transportation
Bicycle,Dockless,Equity,Governance,Local governance

NACTO Releases Guidelines for Regulating and Managing Shared Active Transportation

July 26, 2018 Earlier this month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released preliminary guidelines for cities as they prepare to accommodate “shared active...

Eno Center for Transportation Welcomes Intel’s Marjorie Dickman to Board of Directors

Eno Center for Transportation Welcomes Intel’s Marjorie Dickman to Board of Directors

July 27, 2018 The Eno Center for Transportation announced today the appointment of Marjorie Dickman to its Board of Directors. Ms. Dickman currently serves as Global Director and Associate...

Senate Floor Amendment Log – FY 2019 Transportation Appropriations
Amtrak,Appropriations,Automated Vehicles,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Bridges,Electric Vehicles,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Highways,Maritime,Positive Train Control,Rail,Shared Vehicles,Streets,Trucking,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Senate Floor Amendment Log – FY 2019 Transportation Appropriations

Senate Amendment Log – FY 2019 Department of Transportation Appropriations Updated through the close of business on July 31, 2018. The U.S. Senate is currently considering H.R. 6147, the...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 30, 2018
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Ports,Rail,Transit Workforce

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 30, 2018

Wednesday, August 1 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider several items including S. 2861 (rail crew protection), S. 3273 (port improvement...

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