McConnell Aims to Bring Trillion-Dollar Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Up for Senate Vote on Monday

ISSUE / Week of March 16, 2020

  • March 20,2020 |

    McConnell Aims to Bring Trillion-Dollar Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Up for Senate Vote on Monday

    Airlines,FY20
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said this afternoon that he hopes that the Senate will be able to vote on a still-in-the-works version of a trillion-dollar coronavirus response bill on...
  • March 20,2020 | Mary Peters

    The Coronavirus’ Impact on Aerospace Manufacturing

    Aviation,Aviation Workforce
    The COVID-19 crisis brought into sharp relief the critical importance of aviation and aerospace to the American economy. Travel restrictions and general health concerns means travel is down sharply...
What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream Effects
Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Workforce

What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream Effects

What happens when people just stop flying? We tried to look at that simple question and expand it into the cascade of downstream effects that the coronavirus-caused collapse in air travel has...

FTA Announces Integrated Mobility Innovation Grant Awards and Next Round of Transit Innovation Funding
Transit Technology

FTA Announces Integrated Mobility Innovation Grant Awards and Next Round of Transit Innovation Funding

On Monday, March 16, FTA announced 25 awards for the 2019 Innovative Mobility Initiative (IMI) grants. IMI grants are part of the mobility innovation programs and initiatives developed by the FTA...

Surface Transportation Aid Requests Mount
FY20,Highways,Transit

Surface Transportation Aid Requests Mount

Requests for federal aid to the surface transportation sector increased this week, with state DOTs asking for almost $17 billion in emergency federal highway aid even as local transit agencies upped...

DHS Defines “Critical Infrastructure Worker”
Workforce

DHS Defines “Critical Infrastructure Worker”

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a list identifying "critical infrastructure workers" a.k.a. "workers who conduct a range of operations and services that are essential to continued...

White House Requests $500 Million Amtrak Bailout As Transit Aid, Highway Reauthorization Mentioned As Possibilities For Next Week
Appropriations,FY20,Highway Trust Fund

White House Requests $500 Million Amtrak Bailout As Transit Aid, Highway Reauthorization Mentioned As Possibilities For Next Week

Late last night, the White House requested another $45.8 billion in emergency appropriations for coronavirus response, including $500 million in additional grants to Amtrak to compensate for reduced...

Airlines Ask Over $65 Billion in Federal Relief; Airports Want $10 Billion
Airlines,Airports

Airlines Ask Over $65 Billion in Federal Relief; Airports Want $10 Billion

Yesterday, the airline industry – through its lobbying arm, Airlines for America – formally asked for a federal aid package that could wind up being between $65 and $70 billion by the end of the...

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