Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of June 3, 2019

In This Issue

Appropriations, FY20
Corps of Engineers Funding Moving as Part of First “Minibus” Appropriations Package
June 7, 2019 – The House of Representatives will begin floor consideration of the fiscal 2020 appropriations bill this week, starting with a five-bill “minibus” package based on the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill (H.R. 2740). The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which includes the budget for the Army Corps of Engineers’ water resources program, has [...]
Automated vehicles, NHTSA
NHTSA Asks for Comments on Automated Driving Rule
May 31, 2019 – On May 28, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting public comments on proposed testing and verification rules for automated driving system-dedicated vehicles (ADS-DVs) with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
Highways, Traffic
Trends in Per Capita VMT
June 7, 2019 – Per capita vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the United States is now at 9,880 miles per person, up for the fourth year in a row. But the trends in per capita VMT since 1981 have not been distributed evenly across all states.
Credit Programs
CBO Says Fair Value Accounting Would Greatly Increase Cost of TIFIA, WIFIA Loans
June 7, 2019 – A new report issued May 30 by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that if the federal government were to start using “fair value accounting” to estimate the “market risk” of federal loan programs, the cost to the government of making a TIFIA surface transportation loan would increase nearly fivefold – [...]
Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 10, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019 – House Rules – full committee hearing on the first, five-bill “minibus” appropriations package that includes FY 2020 Energy and Water appropriations (bill text here) – 5:00 p.m., H-313, The Capitol. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – House Appropriations – full committee markup of the draft FY2020 Homeland Security appropriations bill (bill [...]
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