Senate Panel OK’s FY16 DOT Appropriations

ISSUE / Week of June 22, 2015

  • September 09,2015 |

    Senate Panel OK’s FY16 DOT Appropriations

    Appropriations,Aviation
    June 25, 2015 The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bill providing $55.6 billion in new discretionary spending for federal transportation and housing programs for fiscal year 2016....
  • September 09,2015 |

    Senate Finance Panel Explores HTF Options at Hearing

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    June 25, 2015 On June 18, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing exploring the funding challenges associated with the future of Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) opened...
Senate Passes Bill Making Rail Regulators Independent Once Again
Federal Governance,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Rail,Railroads

Senate Passes Bill Making Rail Regulators Independent Once Again

June 25, 2015 The U.S. Senate last week passed, by unanimous consent, the bill S. 808, making the Surface Transportation Board an independent agency of government once again. (The STB was known as...

Senate Commerce Panel Approves Passenger Rail Bill
Accessibility,ADA,Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Positive Train Control,Rail Safety,Railroads

Senate Commerce Panel Approves Passenger Rail Bill

June 25, 2015 In a mark-up session on June 25th, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has approved S. 1626, a bipartisan bill on railroad reform sponsored by Sen. Roger...

Section-by-Section Summary of S. 1626. the Senate Passenger Rail Bill, As Introduced
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Positive Train Control,Project Delivery,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads,State Governance

Section-by-Section Summary of S. 1626. the Senate Passenger Rail Bill, As Introduced

Please see the amendments adopted in the Commerce Committee on June 25, summarized elsewhere in this issue, for changes to the provisions summarized below. TITLE I – AUTHORIZATION OF...

In the Spotlight: Mantill Williams
Public transit,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

In the Spotlight: Mantill Williams

Mantill Williams is the Director of Advocacy Communications at theAmerican Public Transportation Association (APTA). Prior to his current position, Mantill served as the Manager of Public Affairs for...

House Tax Panel Examines Overseas Repatriation As HTF Pay-For
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

House Tax Panel Examines Overseas Repatriation As HTF Pay-For

June 25, 2015 The House Ways and Means subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a hearing Wednesday afternoon to discuss “Repatriation of Foreign Earnings as a Source of Funding for the...

Senate Public Works Panel Approves 6-Year, $278 Billion Highway Bill: Now They Wait For Someone Else To Fund It
Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit,Regional governance,State Governance,Traffic Safety

Senate Public Works Panel Approves 6-Year, $278 Billion Highway Bill: Now They Wait For Someone Else To Fund It

June 25, 2015 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday approved, by a unanimous vote of 20 to 0, a highway reauthorization bill providing $277.4 billion in Highway Trust Fund...

Section-by-Section Summary of the DRIVE Act (S. 1647) As Reported From the EPW Committee
Appropriations,Bridges,Connected Vehicles,Data,Emissions,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Managed lanes,Maritime,Ports,Project Delivery,Tolls,Traffic Safety,Transit Technology,Trucking

Section-by-Section Summary of the DRIVE Act (S. 1647) As Reported From the EPW Committee

TITLE I – FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS Subtitle A – Authorizations and Programs Sec. 1001. Authorization of appropriations. Authorizes appropriations from the Highway Trust Fund (see table). Clarifies...

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