After Highway Bill Markup, Still No Path Forward on Finding Revenue

ISSUE / Week of July 29, 2019

  • August 01,2019

    After Highway Bill Markup, Still No Path Forward on Finding Revenue

    Federal Budget,Federal Funding
    The July 30 markup of the highway reauthorization bill by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee left stakeholders with a positive feeling that morning, but by the end of the day, the...
  • August 01,2019

    Senate Adjourns for 5 Weeks After Clearing Budget Deal, Nominees

    Appropriations,Budget
    A week after the House of Representatives left town for the remainder of the summer, the U.S. Senate followed suit today, after clearing the bipartisan two-year budget deal and over 60 nominees...
Senators Press FAA Officials on MAX Certification Procedure and UAS Rules
Aircraft,Airlines,Aviation,Safety & Security

Senators Press FAA Officials on MAX Certification Procedure and UAS Rules

In the wake of recent reporting in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal regarding the certification process for the Boeing 737 MAX and the extent of Boeing’s involvement in the regulatory...

Senate EPW Committee Approves 5-Year Highway Bill
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Highways

Senate EPW Committee Approves 5-Year Highway Bill

This morning, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved, by a 23 to 0 vote, a five-year highway program reauthorization bill containing $287 billion in Highway Trust Fund contract...

All States Would Get Uniform Percentage Funding Increases Under Senate Bill, FHWA Says
Highways,Highways & Streets

All States Would Get Uniform Percentage Funding Increases Under Senate Bill, FHWA Says

The Federal Highway Administration has completed its initial funding analysis of S. 2302, the Senate highway reauthorization bill, as amended and reported from committee. The analysis shows that...

Fuel Efficiency Standards – California vs. the Feds (How We Got Here, and What Comes Next)
Emissions,Highways

Fuel Efficiency Standards – California vs. the Feds (How We Got Here, and What Comes Next)

California and four major automakers (BMW, VW, Ford, and Honda) signed a voluntary agreement that appears to preempt the Trump administration’s attempt to roll back the Obama-era fuel efficiency...

As 2020 Deadline Looms, Railroads Face PTC Implementation Challenges
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Freight rail,Positive Train Control,Rail Safety,Railroads

As 2020 Deadline Looms, Railroads Face PTC Implementation Challenges

August 1, 2019 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened for a hearing on July 31 regarding the current status of positive train control (PTC) implementation and next...

Transportation Policy History – Archive of ETW Articles

Transportation Policy History – Archive of ETW Articles

Someone once asked me if all of the transportation policy history articles I have written for ETW were collected in one place. They were not, so now they are.   Multi-Part...

Summary of S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. As Reported from Committee
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Highways

Summary of S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. As Reported from Committee

Updated August 1 Assembled by Paul Lewis, Alice Grossman, Christopher Oster, and Jeff Davis of the staff of the Eno Center for Transportation. The bill was amended and ordered reported by the...

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