What’s the Purpose of Mass Transit? – Part 1

ISSUE / Week of June 25, 2018

  • June 27,2018

    What’s the Purpose of Mass Transit? – Part 1

    Commuter Rail,Federal Governance
    June 29, 2018 What’s the point of mass transit? The question sounds flippant, but from the perspective of the federal role in funding mass transit, the question is crucial. Every federal...
  • June 29,2018

    New Jersey Submits Final (?) Portal North Bridge Funding Plan; Port Authority Takes Over Hudson Tunnel Sponsorship

    Amtrak,Bridges
    June 29, 2018 Today, the group of New York and New Jersey entities responsible for the Gateway Program (the $30+ billion portfolio of rail projects in those two states used by Amtrak and local...
Portman and McCaskill Seek Further Legislation on Permit Streamlining
Environment,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Project Delivery

Portman and McCaskill Seek Further Legislation on Permit Streamlining

June 26, 2018 There’s an echo chamber in this country encompassing all of the stakeholders for large infrastructure projects talking about the need to shorten timelines, reduce redundancy and...

House Subcommittee Examines Growing Commercial Space Transportation Industry
Airports,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Space

House Subcommittee Examines Growing Commercial Space Transportation Industry

June 27, 2018 There was no shortage of suggestions for how federal regulators can better accommodate the growing commercial space transportation industry at Tuesday’s hearing of the House...

Divided Commerce Panel Advances NHTSA Nominee
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

Divided Commerce Panel Advances NHTSA Nominee

June 28, 2018 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved the nomination of Heidi King to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by a party-line...

Senate Banking Leaders Introduce Rail Transit Inspection Bill
Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

Senate Banking Leaders Introduce Rail Transit Inspection Bill

June 27, 2018 On June 26, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Banking Committee introduced a bill clarifying that state transit safety oversight agencies should conduct safety...

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