White House to Release FY20 Budget Monday (Most of It, Anyway)

ISSUE / Week of March 4, 2019

  • March 08,2019

    White House to Release FY20 Budget Monday (Most of It, Anyway)

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    March 8, 2019 The White House is scheduled to release most of its budget request for fiscal year 2020 on the morning of Monday, March 11, 2019. We appear to be about to repeat much of the...
  • March 08,2019

    Pricing Strategies to De-Congest Cities

    Congestion Pricing,Federal Governance
    March 8, 2019 In the country's two biggest metropolitan areas, political leaders took big steps toward full-scale congestion pricing strategies last week. New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed...
House Ways and Means Looks at Infrastructure
Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

House Ways and Means Looks at Infrastructure

March 8, 2019 The House Ways and Means Committee held a long-awaited hearing on infrastructure (and the funding thereof) this week, but little new ground was broken. The March 6 hearing (video...

Insights from the National Shared Mobility Summit
Microtransit,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships,Resilience,Shared Vehicles,TNCs,Transit Technology

Insights from the National Shared Mobility Summit

March 8, 2019 This week, professionals in transit, micromobility, carsharing, and ride-hailing gathered together in Chicago for the Fifth Annual Shared Mobility Summit hosted by the Shared Use...

FY20 Appropriations Bills Will Not Contain Earmarks
Appropriations,Federal Funding

FY20 Appropriations Bills Will Not Contain Earmarks

March 8, 2019 Fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills will not contain earmarked special projects requested by individual Members of Congress. Yours truly spent several days last week trying to...

Schumer Will Seek To Force Gateway Funding in Next “Must-Pass” Spending Bill
Amtrak,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

Schumer Will Seek To Force Gateway Funding in Next “Must-Pass” Spending Bill

March 8, 2019 This week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told an Association for Better New York breakfast meeting that he wants to attach legislation forcing the federal government to...

California HSR Authority Responds to FRA Attempt to Cancel Their Grant
Federal Funding,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

California HSR Authority Responds to FRA Attempt to Cancel Their Grant

March 8, 2019 On March 4, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) issued a formal response to the Federal Railroad Administration's February 19 notice that it intended to cancel the $929...

OMB Issues Official Score of FY19 Appropriations
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding

OMB Issues Official Score of FY19 Appropriations

March 8, 2019 As we get ready to receive the fiscal 2020 budget request next week, the White House Office of Management and Budget has now closed the scorekeeping books on the appropriations bills...

DeFazio Introduces $24 Billion Clean Water SRF Reauthorization Bill
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

DeFazio Introduces $24 Billion Clean Water SRF Reauthorization Bill

March 7, 2019 This week, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee chairman Grace Napolitano (D-CA)...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 11, 2019
Aviation,Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,Resilience

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 12 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing entitled "Looking Forward: Aviation 2050" (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m.,...

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