White House Submits FY17 Budget Revisions – But Too Late to Change the Omnibus?

ISSUE / Week of March 27, 2017

  • March 27,2017 |

    White House Submits FY17 Budget Revisions – But Too Late to Change the Omnibus?

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:15 a.m. (Extensively revised and extended March 29 1:30 p.m.) On the evening of Friday, March 21, the White House Office of Management and Budget sent the House and...
  • March 29,2017 |

    30 Years Ago This Week: Reagan’s 1987 Highway Bill Veto

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    March 29, 2017 Thirty years ago this week, an 18-month struggle over the future of federal highway and mass transit funding came to a head: President Ronald Reagan became the first chief executive...
Senate Commerce Examines Airports; Aviation Manufacturing
Aircraft,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Commerce Examines Airports; Aviation Manufacturing

March 29, 2017 March 23 marked the half-dozen mark for aviation hearings in the current session of Congress (here are the links to our coverage of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth)....

Congress Examines the Levels of Vehicle Automation
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,State Governance,TNCs,Traffic Safety

Congress Examines the Levels of Vehicle Automation

March 29, 2017 When automated vehicles (AVs) were a mere pipe dream, policymakers built their expectations for what the final regulatory and political landscape might look like for AVs based on...

House T&I Approves Bill Repealing MPO Consolidation Rule
Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Rail,Railroads

House T&I Approves Bill Repealing MPO Consolidation Rule

March 29, 2017 This morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 1346) repealing the Obama Administration’s December 2016 rule requiring metropolitan...

Self-Driving Ubers Return to the Road Following Arizona Crash
Automated Vehicles,TNCs,Traffic Safety

Self-Driving Ubers Return to the Road Following Arizona Crash

March 29, 2017 Uber's automated vehicles are back on the road following a collision in Tempe, Arizona last week when one of its self-driving vehicles was struck and rolled onto its side. In the...

April 1, 1967 – USDOT Opens for Business
Federal Governance,Governance

April 1, 1967 – USDOT Opens for Business

Although the law creating a new U.S. Department of Transportation was enacted on October 15, 1966, the transfer of sundry agencies and personnel was going to take time. Section 15 of the act allowed...

Treasury Releases Updated Water Trust Fund Tax Receipt Estimates
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Treasury Releases Updated Water Trust Fund Tax Receipt Estimates

March 29, 2017 Earlier this month, the Treasury Department released its quarterly Treasury Bulletin for March 2017. Among much other data, the March Bulletin for each year contains updated revenue...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 3, 2017
Aviation,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 3, 2017

Tuesday, April 4 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Aviation - subcommittee hearing on enabling innovation in the national airspace (witness list here) - 10:00 a.m., 2167...

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