Senate Panel Approves $79.6B FY18 USDOT Budget

ISSUE / Week of July 24, 2017

  • July 28,2017 |

    Senate Panel Approves $79.6B FY18 USDOT Budget

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    July 28, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 27 unanimously approved legislation funding the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban...
  • July 28,2017 |

    House Energy & Commerce Unanimously Passes AV Bill

    Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance
    July 28, 2017 On July 27, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) unanimously approved what may become the first federal law regulating self-driving vehicles. The final vote tally...
Guest Op-Ed: Entrepreneurs and the Need for an Autonomous Vehicle National Framework
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,State Governance

Guest Op-Ed: Entrepreneurs and the Need for an Autonomous Vehicle National Framework

When Level 5 autonomous vehicles are introduced to society and deployed for use the winners will not be traditional car manufacturers, but entrepreneurs who believed in the American dream and the...

It’s Official: House FAA Bill On Hold Until September
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

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...

House Hearing Looks at Air Cargo Security
Airlines,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance

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...

Senate Holds Hearing on FRA, MARAD Nominees
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Freight rail,Governance,Maritime,Positive Train Control,Project Delivery,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

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...

Trump Administration Publishes Federal Regulations Roadmap
Federal Governance,Governance

Trump Administration Publishes Federal Regulations Roadmap

July 28, 2017 On July 20, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its first report of short and long-term regulatory actions planned by the Trump Administration. Described as “the...

Amtrak Releases Corrected 5-Year Financial Plan
Amtrak,Rail,Railroads

Amtrak Releases Corrected 5-Year Financial Plan

July 27, 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...

Chao Replaces Federal Members of WMATA Board
Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit

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...

House Amends, Passes FY18 Corps of Engineers Budget
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Project Delivery

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...

Senate Panel Gives Slight Boost to FY18 Corps of Engineers Funding
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

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...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 31, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance

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...

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