Trump’s FY18 Budget Would Kill TIGER, EAS, New Rail Transit – But Faces Uphill Battle

ISSUE / Week of March 13, 2017

  • March 16,2017

    Trump’s FY18 Budget Would Kill TIGER, EAS, New Rail Transit – But Faces Uphill Battle

    Amtrak,Appropriations
    March 16, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. (Significantly amended and updated 9 a.m. March 17) President Trump on March 16 released a very broad outline of his proposals for a portion of the spending side of...
  • March 17,2017

    Trump Budget Endorses Independent, Private Air Traffic Control Provider

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    March 17, 2017 The brief budget document released by the White House this week says that the Trump Administration will, in the future, send to Congress “a multi-year reauthorization proposal to...
Senate Panel Evaluates Implications of Drones for Economy, Safety, and Privacy
Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Senate Panel Evaluates Implications of Drones for Economy, Safety, and Privacy

March 17, 2017 Following some weeks of intense activity of aviation-related hearings (as in here, here, here, and here), the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held yet...

A Primer on the NHTSA Rulemaking Process
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

A Primer on the NHTSA Rulemaking Process

Guest op-ed by George Soodoo, former chief of the Vehicle Dynamics Division at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards. Rulemaking is the process by...

Smart City Challenge Finalists Share their Successes with Congress
Accessibility,Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Public/Private Partnerships,TNCs,Traffic Safety,Transit Technology,Trucking,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Smart City Challenge Finalists Share their Successes with Congress

March 17, 2017  On Thursday, March 16, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) held a hearing to review how communities are implementing...

White House Announces Rethink of Fuel Efficiency Standard Increases
Emissions,Environment

White House Announces Rethink of Fuel Efficiency Standard Increases

March 17, 2017 On March 15, President Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency will reverse a decision made under the Obama Administration in November 2016 and will instead perform...

House T&I Examines Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Control Reform
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance

House T&I Examines Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Control Reform

March 17, 2017 On March 8 the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hosted the third hearing (out of five planned so far, here’s the first and the...

Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Releases Ocean Action Agenda
Environment,Maritime,Ports,Resilience

Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Releases Ocean Action Agenda

March 17, 2017 Earlier this month, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative released its Ocean Action Agenda, an interactive digital report detailing actions the Trump Administration and Congress can...

Two Airlines End U.S.-Cuba Service
Airlines,Aviation

Two Airlines End U.S.-Cuba Service

March 17, 2017  After the first rights for U.S. airlines to fly to Cuba were awarded last summer, and the first flight in 55 years between the two nations took off late August, in December...

Eno Center for Transportation Hires Development Director

Eno Center for Transportation Hires Development Director

March 17, 2017 This week, the Eno Center for Transportation is delighted to welcome Karen Price as their new Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships. Karen is a seasoned and...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 20, 2017
Airports,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,National Security,Railroads,Transit Technology

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials - subcommittee roundtable discussion of emerging railroad...

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