Odds and Ends – Week of March 2, 2015

ISSUE / Week of March 2, 2015

  • September 09,2015 |

    Odds and Ends – Week of March 2, 2015

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    A new GAO report was released on March 2 entitled INFORMATION SECURITY: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems. It can be downloaded here: https://goo.gl/80OH0K A new GAO...
  • September 10,2015 |

    In the Spotlight: Michael Audino

    Airlines,Airports
    Michael Audino is one of the instructors for Eno’s new Airline Leadership Development Program (ALDP). He also serves as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at...
House FAA Hearing Examines NextGen, Drone Issues
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

House FAA Hearing Examines NextGen, Drone Issues

March 5, 2015 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing to raise awareness of the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill – the current...

Sec. Foxx Testifies Before Senate Commerce
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Transit Workforce

Sec. Foxx Testifies Before Senate Commerce

March 5, 2015 The Secretaries of Transportation and Commerce testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation yesterday in what was supposed to be a session about...

House Passes Bipartisan Amtrak Reform Bill
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

House Passes Bipartisan Amtrak Reform Bill

March 5, 2015 Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 749, the bipartisan passenger rail reform bill, by a wide 316 to 101 margin. A full tally of the vote is here. The bill...

Homeland Funding Drama Ends with House Accepting Clean Year-Long Appropriations Bill
Appropriations,Aviation Safety,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security

Homeland Funding Drama Ends with House Accepting Clean Year-Long Appropriations Bill

March 5, 2015 The long, slow-motion crisis over federal Homeland Security funding for fiscal year 2015 is over, as the House yesterday approved a bipartisan compromise bill for the White House...

Senate Holds Motor Carrier Safety Oversight Hearing
Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Traffic Safety,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

Senate Holds Motor Carrier Safety Oversight Hearing

March 5, 2015 A hearing this morning before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee explored the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s role in regulating motor carrier...

New CBO Report Analyzes Long-Term Public Infrastructure Spending Trends
Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

New CBO Report Analyzes Long-Term Public Infrastructure Spending Trends

March 5, 2015 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week released a new report entitled Public Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure, 1956 to 2014. The first thing in the...

CBO Answers Questions About HTF Solvency
Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

CBO Answers Questions About HTF Solvency

March 5, 2015 The Congressional Budget Office today released a set of written answers regarding the fiscal 2016 budget situation to questions submitted by the Senate Budget Committee at a hearing...

Supreme Court Examines Diesel Fuel Tax Discrimination Against Railroads
Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Fuel tax,Governance,Rail,Railroads,Trucking

Supreme Court Examines Diesel Fuel Tax Discrimination Against Railroads

March 5, 2015 The Supreme Court ruled today that states cannot tax railroads if the state tax regime exempts certain modes of freight transportation from similar taxation. In a 7 to 2 verdict in...

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