House To Vote on Surface Transportation Reauthorization by July 1

ISSUE / Week of June 7, 2021

  • June 11,2021 |

    House To Vote on Surface Transportation Reauthorization by July 1

    Federal Funding,Highway Trust Fund
    Yesterday morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a five-year, $548 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill after an overnight markup session, and the...
  • June 11,2021 |

    Senate Safety & Rail Titles of Surface Reauthorization Released

    Federal Funding,Rail
    Yesterday afternoon, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced a bipartisan, $78 billion reauthorization bill for the Federal Railroad...
Senate Hearing Shows Bipartisan Support for Rural Transit
Buses,Federal Funding,Microtransit,Public transit

Senate Hearing Shows Bipartisan Support for Rural Transit

While most recent infrastructure debates seem to be Republicans arguing for more highway funding and Democrats advocating for increased intercity rail and urban transit funding, rural transit stands...

Guest Op-Ed: Action and Reaction: The Belarus Gambit to Force Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Airports,Aviation Safety

Guest Op-Ed: Action and Reaction: The Belarus Gambit to Force Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978

Before the end of World War II, the United States government brought representatives of nations from around the world to Chicago to hammer out an important set of rules designed to facilitate the...

Comparing the Structure of the House and Senate Surface Bills

Comparing the Structure of the House and Senate Surface Bills

We now have enough information to start comparing the structure of the House and Senate surface transportation bills. As with last year, the House bill is actually three reauthorization bills in...

State and Local Traffic Enforcement Reforms Gain Traction
Equity,Governance,Pedestrian & Bicycle,People & The Environment,Traffic Safety

State and Local Traffic Enforcement Reforms Gain Traction

In the wake of the national reckoning with racial injustice and policing, states and cities began re-evaluating their approach to public safety and traffic enforcement over the last year. Better...

House vs Senate Highway Apportionment Comparison
Federal Funding,Highways & Streets

House vs Senate Highway Apportionment Comparison

Both the House and Senate highway bills would distribute the vast majority of total Federal Highway Administration funding to the states and District of Columbia via formula. 85 percent of the total...

Rethinking Cybersecurity Policies for Critical  U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
Cybersecurity,Homeland security,National Security

Rethinking Cybersecurity Policies for Critical  U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

Cyberattacks are posing an increasing threat on critical transportation infrastructure in the United States. A recent, high-profile ransomware attack on the Georgia-based energy company, Colonial...

House Bill Would Double Highway Trust Fund Deficits

House Bill Would Double Highway Trust Fund Deficits

The INVEST in America Act as approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week provides significant funding increases for programs supported by the federal Highway Trust...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 14, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 14, 2021

Tuesday, June 15 – Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – full committee hearing on community infrastructure needs (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., WEBEX. Tuesday, June 15 – House...

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