Omnibus FY18 Appropriations Delayed; Gateway Program Is Main Culprit

ISSUE / Week of March 12, 2018

  • March 16,2018 |

    Omnibus FY18 Appropriations Delayed; Gateway Program Is Main Culprit

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    March 16, 2018 Hopes that the House could pass a final $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2018 this week were dashed by a small number of unresolved issues, foremost...
  • March 16,2018 |

    Senate Hearing Examines State and Local Infrastructure Needs

    Environment,Federal Funding
    March 16, 2018 On Tuesday, the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in...
California High-Speed Rail Cost Could Rise to $98B, Authority Admits It May Not Be Able To Complete IOS
Federal Funding,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

California High-Speed Rail Cost Could Rise to $98B, Authority Admits It May Not Be Able To Complete IOS

March 14, 2018 Last Friday, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released a draft 2018 business plan stating that costs for completing Phase 1 of the system (San Francisco to Anaheim)...

Timeline of California High-Speed Rail Cost Estimates
Environment,Federal Funding,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

Timeline of California High-Speed Rail Cost Estimates

March 14, 2018 [CHSRA = California High Speed Rail Authority. Hyperlinks are to CHSRA business plans and funding plans unless otherwise noted.] November 1999 – A funding plan commissioned by...

Gov. Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing Proposal for New York City
Congestion Pricing,Governance,Local governance,Streets

Gov. Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing Proposal for New York City

March 15, 2018 New York City is proposing to deal with two concurrent transportation problems using one solution. Its traffic congestion ranks third worst in the world and traffic moves a...

Treasury Reports Trust Funds Outlook – Transit Cuts May Be Necessary in FY20
Airports,Aviation,FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Pipelines,Ports,Public transit

Treasury Reports Trust Funds Outlook – Transit Cuts May Be Necessary in FY20

March 15, 2018 Last Friday, the Treasury Department released the quarterly Treasury Bulletin, a publication containing a trove of data about all kinds of federal fiscal dealings. The March...

Sen. Udall Joins Group of Senators Demanding Changes to Autonomous Vehicles Bill
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Federal Governance,Governance,Traffic Safety

Sen. Udall Joins Group of Senators Demanding Changes to Autonomous Vehicles Bill

March 16, 2018 Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has joined a group of four other previously identified Senators in holding up Senate floor action on legislation regulating autonomous vehicles (S. 1885,...

Shared Use Mobility Summit 2018
Automated Vehicles,Shared Vehicles,TNCs

Shared Use Mobility Summit 2018

March 15, 2018 The Shared Use Mobility Summit kicked off on March 12 with day-and-a-half workshops on shared autonomous vehicles (AVs) and on the FTA-funded Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox...

Is MaaS Transit the Future of Mass Transit?
Public transit

Is MaaS Transit the Future of Mass Transit?

Eno Webinar Mobility-as-a-Service: Is MaaS Transit the Future of Mass Transit? When: Thursday, 4:00pm - 4:30pm ET, March 22, 2018 Where: via Webinar Speakers Andy Taylor, Cubic...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 19, 2018
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 19, 2018

Tuesday, March 20 - Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation - Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security - subcommittee hearing on the Takata airbag recall...

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