President’s FY20 Budget Cuts DOT Appropriations $4.8 Billion, Meets FAST Act HTF Spending Targets, Keeps $200B Infrastructure Placeholder

ISSUE / Week of March 11, 2019

  • March 11,2019

    President’s FY20 Budget Cuts DOT Appropriations $4.8 Billion, Meets FAST Act HTF Spending Targets, Keeps $200B Infrastructure Placeholder

    Amtrak,Appropriations
    March 11, 2019  President Trump has released a fiscal year 2020 budget request today that calls for $84.1 billion in gross budgetary resources for the U.S. Department of Transportation today, a...
  • March 14,2019

    Key Senators Introduce Bill Banning Transit Agencies From Procuring Rolling Stock from China-Based Manufacturers

    Buses,Federal Funding
    March 14, 2019 Today, a bipartisan group of Senators, including the chairman and ranking minority member of the committee with jurisdiction over mass transit issues, introduced a bill that would...
White House Says $200B for Infrastructure Plan Excludes Surface Transportation Reauthorization
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Public transit

White House Says $200B for Infrastructure Plan Excludes Surface Transportation Reauthorization

March 15, 2019 As part of its limited fiscal 2020 budget rollout this week, the White House once again proposed $200 billion in immediate mandatory budget authority towards an infrastructure...

FY20 New Starts Report Still Rates Gateway Projects Medium-Low, Making Them Ineligible for Federal Funding
Bridges,Commuter Rail,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

FY20 New Starts Report Still Rates Gateway Projects Medium-Low, Making Them Ineligible for Federal Funding

March 15, 2019 As part of the Trump Administration's fiscal 2020 budget (slow your) rollout, the Federal Transit Administration this afternoon released its detailed annual report on its Capital...

Trump FY20 Budget Calls for Trillion-Dollar Deficits Through FY24
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Trump FY20 Budget Calls for Trillion-Dollar Deficits Through FY24

March 13, 2019 The outline of President Trump's fiscal year 2020 budget request, released this week, calls for unified federal deficits exceeding $1 trillion in each of fiscal years 2020, 2021,...

FY20 Budget Again Calls to Cut Water Infrastructure Funding by One-Third
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

FY20 Budget Again Calls to Cut Water Infrastructure Funding by One-Third

March 14, 2019 The few documents made available this week describing President Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2020 (tens of thousands of additional pages will be released next week) show...

FHWA Gives States $36.6 Billion in Full-Year FY19 Highway Funding
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

FHWA Gives States $36.6 Billion in Full-Year FY19 Highway Funding

March 15, 2019 The Federal Highway Administration on March 11 finally gave state DOTs their full-year distribution of highway funding permission under the year-long Department of Transportation...

Senate Panel OK’s Drake FTA Nomination (Again)
Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit

Senate Panel OK’s Drake FTA Nomination (Again)

March 15, 2o19 On March 12, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee quietly approved the re-nomination of Thelma Drake to be Administrator of the Federal Transit...

Eno’s 2019 Eno Transit Senior Executive Program Is A Wrap!
Public transit,Transit Workforce,Workforce development

Eno’s 2019 Eno Transit Senior Executive Program Is A Wrap!

Earlier this month, 36 top transit executives from across the country traveled to Alexandria, VA to take part in Eno’s 15th annual Transit Senior Executive (TSE) Program. TSE students come...

Senate to Take Up Green New Deal, Disaster Relief Appropriations After Recess Week
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance

Senate to Take Up Green New Deal, Disaster Relief Appropriations After Recess Week

March 15, 2019 The U.S. Senate (like the House) will be in recess next week. But while the House schedule for the week after recess has not yet been made public, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

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