House Appropriators OK FY20 USDOT Budget in Drama-Free Markup

ISSUE / Week of June 3, 2019

  • June 07,2019

    House Appropriators OK FY20 USDOT Budget in Drama-Free Markup

    Appropriations,FY20
    June 7, 2019 The House Appropriations Committee on June 4 approved a $87.7 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation, as part of an overall Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...
  • May 31,2019

    Guest Op-Ed: Mobility Integrators – The Transit Agencies of the Future

    Transit
    May 31, 2019 When I look back at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s history in Northeast Florida, I can’t recall a time when the need to evolve was more important. Our industry is...
Corps of Engineers Funding Moving as Part of First “Minibus” Appropriations Package
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...

House FY20 Homeland Bill Approves Modest Increases in TSA, Coast Guard Operational Funding
Appropriations,FY20,Homeland security

House FY20 Homeland Bill Approves Modest Increases in TSA, Coast Guard Operational Funding

June 6, 2019 This week, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft fiscal 2020 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security, and the bill was approved by...

FMCSA Takes First Step in Regulating Automated Driving for Trucks and Buses
Automated Vehicles,Highway Safety

FMCSA Takes First Step in Regulating Automated Driving for Trucks and Buses

This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its first step toward regulating automated systems in trucks and buses. The advanced notice of proposed rule making (ANPRM),...

NHTSA Asks for Comments on Automated Driving Rule
Automated Vehicles,Highways

NHTSA Asks for Comments on Automated Driving Rule

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...

Trends in Per Capita VMT
Highways,Traffic

Trends in Per Capita VMT

June 7, 2019 A few weeks ago, I decided to divide the state-by-state estimates of the number of gallons of gasoline used on highways by the Census Bureau's annual state population estimates to see...

CBO Says Fair Value Accounting Would Greatly Increase Cost of TIFIA, WIFIA Loans
Funding & Finance

CBO Says Fair Value Accounting Would Greatly Increase Cost of TIFIA, WIFIA Loans

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...

Capitol Hill Events  – Week of June 10, 2019

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) –...

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