Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of June 5, 2017

In This Issue

Air traffic control, Appropriations, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
House Democrats Counter ATC Privatization With Their Own Bill
June 9, 2017 House Democrats introduced their own air traffic control reform legislation this week, with Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) leading all Democrats on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to cosponsor their ... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership [...]
accessibility, Automated vehicles, emissions, Environment, equity, Highways, Interstate Highway System, Rail, Transit technology
An “Unprecedented Mobility Revolution?” We’ve Been Here Before
The rise of urban freeways offers a number of lessons on how to manage new transportation technologies. AVs promise changes on a wide scale and, depending on how they are rolled out, could have positive or negative effects on communities and the environment.
Automated vehicles, Federal governance, Governance
House, Senate Leaders Finalizing Automated Vehicle Bills
June 9, 2017 – After riding in a semi-autonomous Audi on Tuesday, Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and House Energy & Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) informed Reuters that they were nearing completion of their chambers’ respective AV bills.
accessibility, Automated vehicles, Cybersecurity, equity, Federal governance, Governance, Traffic safety
House E&C Considering 16 Automated Vehicle Bills – Here’s What’s in Them
June 9, 2017 – This week ETW obtained a summary of the 16 bills on automated vehicles (AVs) that House Energy & Commerce Republicans are currently considering. A working draft of this summary has been circulated among Congressional staff and industry representatives to solicit feedback and build consensus before some (or all) of them are [...]
Amtrak, Appropriations, FASTLANE, Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Rail, Railroads
Amtrak Submits $1.6 Billion FY 2018 Budget Request, Asks for Advance Appropriations Through FY 2020
June 9, 2017 As ETW reported two weeks ago, President Trump submitted the formal Administration 2018 budget request for Amtrak on May 23 – including a request for $790 million in Federal Railroad Administration grants to Amtrak. But when Amtrak su... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance, Homeland security
Trump Nominates DOT Gen. Counsel, TSA Head
June 9, 2017 – President Trump announced on June 5 that he was going to nominate Steven G. Bradbury to be General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation and David Pekoske to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of the Transportation Security Administration.
Automated vehicles, Federal budget, Federal governance, Governance
Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 12, 2017
POSTPONED Tuesday, June 13 – Senate Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee hearing on the FY 2018 Department of Transportation budget request (Transportation Secretary Chao to testify) – 2:30 p.m., SD-138 Dirksen POSTPONED Wednesday, June 14 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing on self-driving vehicles (witness list here) [...]
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