USDOT Pulls Out of Gateway Program As Hudson Tunnel Cost Balloons to $13B

ISSUE / Week of July 3, 2017

  • July 07,2017 |

    USDOT Pulls Out of Gateway Program As Hudson Tunnel Cost Balloons to $13B

    Amtrak,Bridges
    July 7, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation on June 30 abruptly withdrew from its membership in the Gateway Program Development Corporation, a joint venture between USDOT, Amtrak, and the...
  • July 07,2017 |

    Op-Ed: The Future of Transportation Is Unremarkable

    Public transit,Transit Technology
    July 7, 2017 Being stuck in traffic provides ample time to dream up creative ideas for revolutionizing how we travel. Tech magnate Elon Musk famously thought up the Hyperloop while sitting in Los...
Sidebar: How Does Gateway Fit Into the FTA Capital Investment Grant Program?
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

Sidebar: How Does Gateway Fit Into the FTA Capital Investment Grant Program?

How Do the New FAA Bills Measure Up to Eno’s Recommendations on Certification Reform?
Aircraft,Aviation,Aviation Safety

How Do the New FAA Bills Measure Up to Eno’s Recommendations on Certification Reform?

July 7, 2017  On June 19, Eno, and the Aviation Working Group, has released a new report: Safer, Faster, Cheaper: Aviation Certification for the 21st Century. As its name indicates, this new...

How Does the New INFRA Grant Program Address Eno’s Recommendations for Change?
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Freight

How Does the New INFRA Grant Program Address Eno’s Recommendations for Change?

July 7, 2017 Last week the Trump Administration, through the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) released a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in federal...

CBO Updates Highway Trust Fund Spending/Revenue Forecast
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

CBO Updates Highway Trust Fund Spending/Revenue Forecast

July 7, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office on July 5 updated its semiannual forecast of Highway Trust Fund cash flow issued the week before due to a spreadsheet error in the Highway Account...

House FY18 Transportation Spending Bill To Be Released Monday Night
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

House FY18 Transportation Spending Bill To Be Released Monday Night

July 7, 2017 The House Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing Appropriations is scheduled to mark up its draft fiscal 2018 appropriations bill for the Department of Transportation and HUD on...

The End of “SafeTrack” – The Beginning of “Routine Maintenance?”
Public transit,Rail

The End of “SafeTrack” – The Beginning of “Routine Maintenance?”

July 7, 2017 On June 29th, 2017 around 700 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) employees hit the stations to thank Metro users (in the form of a coupon for fast food coffee,...

FTA Gives Out Full-Year FY17 Apportionments
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit

FTA Gives Out Full-Year FY17 Apportionments

July 7, 2017 On July 5, the Federal Transit Administration posted the spreadsheets itemizing its full-year distribution of $12.3 billion in federal funding to state and local transit agencies for...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 10, 2017
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Ports

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 10, 2017

Tuesday, July 11 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee business meeting to consider a draft FY 2018 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (bill...

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