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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of March 18, 2019

In This Issue

Appropriations, Federal governance, Fuel tax, Governance, Highway Trust Fund, Highways
Senate GOP Budget Assumes Highway User Tax Increase
March 22, 2019 – Senate Budget Committee chairman Mike Enzi today introduced a 2020 budget plan that assumes that Congress will enact somewhere around $85-90 billion in new highway user taxes over five years to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent at baseline funding levels.
Amtrak, Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Rail, Railroads
Amtrak Requests $141 Million Cut in Its Own Budget
March 21, 2019 – Amtrak sent its fiscal 2020 budget request to Congress yesterday and asked for $141 million less than Congress actually appropriated for fiscal year 2019. The 2020 request of $1.80 billion is the amount authorized by Congress in the FAST Act of 2015, but Congressional appropriations for Amtrak and other railroad programs [...]
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, they aren’t presenting it in this budget
Aircraft, Airports, Amtrak, Appropriations, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, 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 funding, a large cut in Coast Guard procurement, and a ... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our [...]
Aircraft, Airlines, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance, Homeland security, space, Unmanned aerial systems
House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation
March 21, 2019 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. The hearing focused on planning f... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check [...]
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 on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development held a hearing on March 12 to discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding passenger rail development.
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 the first time, lets Congress know the exact amoun... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
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 provided by the omnibus fiscal 2019 appropriations act.
Aviation, Aviation safety/security, 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 House Office of Management and Budget are significant... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
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 developed. Students apply to the program early in the year, and those selected as “Eno Fellows” come to Washington, DC for a week of meetings with federal [...]
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 Visitors Center. Tuesday, March 26 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee hearing on budget requests from House members – 11:00 a.m., 2358-A Rayburn. [...]
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