Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of June 18, 2018

In This Issue

Amtrak, Federal governance, Governance, Rail, Railroads
Trump Administration Tries to Reshape Amtrak Board
June 21, 2018 This week, President Trump made his third nomination for the Amtrak Board of Directors. And closer analysis reveals that a combination of past inaction and luck of the draw means that Trump could fill seven of the eight slots on the ... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please [...]
Environment, Federal governance, Freight, Governance, pipelines
House Subcommittee Grills PHMSA Administrator on Incomplete Mandates
June 21, 2018 – Members on both sides of the aisle grilled Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Administrator Howard “Skip” Elliott on the administration’s failure to meet its deadlines in implementing congressional mandates at a Thursday hearing of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Appropriations, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Maritime
Senate Panel Approves FY19 Homeland Budget
June 22, 2018 Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019. The bill text (S. 3109) is here and the explanatory committee report is here. The bill provides a net $5... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
Appropriations, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
Senate Kills White House Spending Cut Package
June 22, 2018 – A $14.7 billion package of spending cuts died in the Senate this week when the chamber voted, 48 yeas to 50 nays, against discharging the bill from the Appropriations Committee. The House-passed bill (H.R. 3) now remains in the Appropriations Committee, almost certain to languish until it dies at the end [...]
Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Traffic safety
Senate Panel Reschedules Vote on NHTSA Nominee
June 22, 2018 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has schedule a June 27 vote on approving the nomination of Heidi King to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Her nomination had been scheduled for a vote on May 22 but was pulled at the last minute because Democratic opposition to the [...]
Aviation, FASTLANE, Federal governance, Governance, space
Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 25, 2018
Tuesday, June 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder views on commercial space transportation regulatory reform (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Wednesday, June 27 – House Oversight and Government Reform – full committee hearing to examine the White House’s government reorganization [...]
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