Trump to Nominate Former Delta VP to Head FAA

ISSUE / Week of March 18, 2019

  • March 22,2019

    Trump to Nominate Former Delta VP to Head FAA

    Aviation,Federal Governance
    March 21, 2019 President Trump on March 19 made the long-awaited announcement that he will nominate Stephen Dickson, a longtime pilot and executive with Delta Air Lines, to be Administrator of the...
  • March 20,2019

    The FY20 Budget: USDOT Competitive Grant Programs

    Airports,Appropriations
    March 20, 2019 What a difference a year makes. In its fiscal 2019 budget request, the Trump Administration requested zero dollars ($0.00) of general fund appropriations for new competitive...
Senate GOP Budget Assumes Highway User Tax Increase
Appropriations,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

Senate GOP Budget Assumes Highway User Tax Increase

March 22, 2019 Earlier this afternoon, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Mike Enzi (R-WY), released the text of a draft five-year budget blueprint for fiscal years 2020 through 2024...

Amtrak Requests $141 Million Cut in Its Own Budget
Amtrak,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

Amtrak Requests $141 Million Cut in Its Own Budget

March 21, 2019 Amtrak (formally the National Rail Passenger Corporation) sent its fiscal 2020 budget request to Congress yesterday and asked for $141 million less than Congress actually...

The FY20 Budget: Highway Trust Fund Assumptions
FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

The FY20 Budget: Highway Trust Fund Assumptions

March 19, 2019 The details of the President's budget proposal for fiscal 2020 make it clear that, if the Trump Administration has a plan for long-term fiscal solvency of the Highway Trust Fund,...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security
Aircraft,Airports,Amtrak,Appropriations,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Ports,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,Unmanned Aerial Systems

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 The President's fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a small cut in Transportation Security Administration operational...

House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation
Aircraft,Airlines,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Space,Unmanned Aerial Systems

House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation

On Tuesday, March 12 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on the Future of Aviation touching on a mélange of emerging trends in aviation and aerospace....

As Trump Administration Proposes Cuts, Rail Stakeholders Ask for Increased, Reliable Funding
Amtrak,Appropriations,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

As Trump Administration Proposes Cuts, Rail Stakeholders Ask for Increased, Reliable Funding

March 22, 2019 Just a day after the White House released their budget proposal for 2020, which would significantly cut funding for rail and transit programs, the House Appropriations Subcommittee...

The FY20 Budget: Discretionary Appropriation Caps and Proposals
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance

The FY20 Budget: Discretionary Appropriation Caps and Proposals

March 19, 2019 As part of the release of the supporting documentation for the 2020 budget request, the Office of Management and Budget has released the 2020 sequestration preview report which, for...

$3.2 Billion in General Fund Highway Funding Apportioned to States
Bridges,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,State Governance

$3.2 Billion in General Fund Highway Funding Apportioned to States

March 19, 2019 The Federal Highway Administration, in a funding notice (N4510.835) dated March 15, formally gave states DOTs $3.2 billion in highway funding from the general fund of the Treasury...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Tax and Fee Assumptions
Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Homeland security,Railroads

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Tax and Fee Assumptions

March 19, 2019 In the full fiscal year 2020 federal budget request released this week, the assumptions for the tax receipts of transportation excise taxes over the next decade made by the White...

Eno Announces the Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) Class of 2019
Workforce development

Eno Announces the Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) Class of 2019

Each year, the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 25, 2019
Airports,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Ports

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on investment in airports (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., HVC-210, Capitol...

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