Senate Panel OK’s $71.4 Billion Transportation-HUD FY19 Appropriations Package

ISSUE / Week of June 4, 2018

  • June 07,2018

    Senate Panel OK’s $71.4 Billion Transportation-HUD FY19 Appropriations Package

    Amtrak,Appropriations
    June 8, 2018  Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee swiftly approved a draft bill funding the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal...
  • June 05,2018

    Trump Admin. Selects $1.5B in Highway/Freight Funding Grants

    Appropriations,Bridges
    June 5, 2018 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent Congress a proposed list of 26 projects totaling $1.535 billion under the so-called INFRA grant program (called the FASTLANE grant...
Government and Industry Officials Talk Aviation Challenges, Regulations
Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Government and Industry Officials Talk Aviation Challenges, Regulations

June 7, 2018 As the end of the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary funding extension looms near, decision-makers and stakeholders continue to confront challenges facing the aviation...

House Passes Spending Cuts Bill After Repeal of Highway Earmarks Is Dropped
Appropriations,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

House Passes Spending Cuts Bill After Repeal of Highway Earmarks Is Dropped

June 8, 2018 Last night, the House of Representatives passed a bill repealing a $14.7 billion package of prior-year appropriations by a narrow vote of 210 to 206. Nineteen Republicans defected and...

House Passes Water Resources Bill by Near-Unanimous Vote
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

House Passes Water Resources Bill by Near-Unanimous Vote

June 8, 2018 The House of Representatives on June 6 passed an Army Corps of Engineers water resources reauthorization bill by the almost-unanimous vote of 408 to 2. (The two naysayers were Justin...

First FY19 Appropriations “Minibus” Passes House, Including Corps of Engineers Funding
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

First FY19 Appropriations “Minibus” Passes House, Including Corps of Engineers Funding

June 8, 2018 Today, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the first package of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019 by a mostly party-line vote of 235 to 179. The three-bill "minibus"...

Zip Code Trip Data Ruled Publicly Accessible in Washington State
Data,Governance,Local governance,State Governance,TNCs

Zip Code Trip Data Ruled Publicly Accessible in Washington State

June 8, 2018 In 2014, Uber and Lyft traded data to the city of Seattle in exchange for the ability to keep more of their drivers on the road. However, in 2016, when a researcher from Texas...

House Panel Examines Infrastructure and Security Needs in U.S. Arctic
Freight,Homeland security,Maritime

House Panel Examines Infrastructure and Security Needs in U.S. Arctic

June 7, 2018 The security implications of the U.S.’s lack of infrastructure in the Arctic were under scrutiny Thursday at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 11, 2018
Automated Vehicles,Bridges,Federal Governance,Governance,Streets

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 11, 2018

Wednesday, June 13 – Senate Environment and Public Works – full committee hearing to examine innovation and America's infrastructure, focusing on the effects of emerging autonomous technologies...

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