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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of July 24, 2017

In This Issue

ATC, Aviation, FAA
It’s Official: House FAA Bill On Hold Until September
July 28, 2017 The House of Representatives has finished its summer agenda and left town for the long August recess, not to return until after Labor Day. (Unless the Senate can somehow resurrect its health care bill and call the House back to vote ... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign [...]
Aviation, House Homeland Security Committee, Security, TSA
House Hearing Looks at Air Cargo Security
July 28, 2017 On July 25, the House Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee held a (short) hearing titled “Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives”. The hearing had four witnesses: Stephen A. A... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO [...]
FRA, MARAD, Maritime, PTC, Rail, Senate Commerce Committee
Senate Holds Hearing on FRA, MARAD Nominees
July 28, 2017 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on July 26 held a hearing on multiple pending nominations, including Ronald Batory to head the Federal Railroad Administration and Mark Buzby to head the Maritime Administrati... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN [...]
Amtrak, FRA, FY18, Passenger Rail, Rail
Amtrak Releases Corrected 5-Year Financial Plan
July 17, 2017 – As noted in last week’s ETW, Amtrak has released its own five-year business plan and financial forecast. The original version of the plan (preserved here for posterity) had inaccurate tables in the back of the report relating to route-by-route ridership and financial forecasts. Amtrak has now released a corrected version of [...]
Transit, WMATA
Chao Replaces Federal Members of WMATA Board
July 27, 2017 – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on July 24 replaced the two federally-appointed principal members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors.
Appropriations, FY18, USACE
House Amends, Passes FY18 Corps of Engineers Budget
July 28, 2017  The House of Representatives on July 27 passed a massive package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2018 by a vote of 235 to 192. The bill (H.R. 3219) includes the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which fun... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to [...]
FY18, HMTF, IWTF, USACE, Water
Senate Panel Gives Slight Boost to FY18 Corps of Engineers Funding
July 21, 2017 Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill funding the Department of Energy and several water resources agencies including the civil works program of the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill is S. 1609 - bill text is... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno [...]
Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 2 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider legislation and nominations including the Bradbury, Batory, Buzby and Sumwalt nominations (full agenda here) – 10:00 a.m., SH-216 Hart (note: not the usual room). Agenda is subject to revision. Wednesday, August 2 – Senate Energy and Natural Resources – [...]