House Starts Work on FY16 Transportation Appropriations

ISSUE / Week of June 1, 2015

  • September 09,2015

    House Starts Work on FY16 Transportation Appropriations

    Amtrak,Appropriations
    June 4, 2015 The House of Representatives has begun consideration of the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill for transportation and housing programs (H.R. 2577). Consideration began yesterday...
  • September 09,2015

    Transportation-Related Amendments Offered to the FY16 THUD Bill in the House on June 3

    Amtrak,Appropriations
    (More amendments, all of which are “limitation” amendments (“no funds in this act may be used for such-and-such”) were offered on June 4 and will be offered or voted on again when...
Excerpts From the White House Statement of Administration Policy on House DOT Approps.
Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Public transit,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

Excerpts From the White House Statement of Administration Policy on House DOT Approps.

SAP issued June 1, 2015 Veto-worthy (1): “The President's senior advisors would recommend that he veto H.R. 2577 and any other legislation that implements the current Republican budget framework,...

2-Month HTF Extension Signed – What Now?
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit,Traffic Safety,Trucking

2-Month HTF Extension Signed – What Now?

June 4, 2015 On Friday evening (May 29), President Obama signed into law the second short-term extension of the MAP-21 law (the bill H.R. 2353). The bill is now Public Law 114-21. The new...

Senate Panel Approves FY16 Corps Funding, But Bill May Not Move to Floor
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Senate Panel Approves FY16 Corps Funding, But Bill May Not Move to Floor

June 4, 2015 The Senate Appropriations Committee late last month approved a fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill funding the water resources program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. But the...

President Nominates Rail, Pipeline/Hazmat Administrators
Federal Governance,Governance,Pipelines,Rail,Railroads

President Nominates Rail, Pipeline/Hazmat Administrators

June 4, 2015 Last Friday, President Obama made two long-awaited nominations for senior safety regulatory positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Sarah Feinberg (the acting Federal...

What Does the Amtrak Incident Tell Us About How We Can Improve Safety?
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Positive Train Control,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

What Does the Amtrak Incident Tell Us About How We Can Improve Safety?

We still do not know the cause of the Amtrak crash that killed 8 people and injured 200. But this has not stopped people from speculating about the cause and the potential policy implications....

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