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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of March 5, 2018

In This Issue

Appropriations, FTA, FY18, Gateway, House T&I Committee, Transit, White House
Gateway Dispute Escalates – Trump Threatens Veto of Omnibus Appropriations, Chao Has Heated Exchange With House Members
March 9, 2018 The ongoing dispute over how to fund a $13 billion tunnel between New York and New Jersey escalated this week into an almost-shouting match between Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Democratic members of the U.S. House and a b... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, [...]
Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Cities
Guest Op-Ed: Consumers are Ready for Electric Vehicles. Our Power Grid Isn’t
More than comic fodder, the blackout was a valuable lesson reminding us that even the smartest, newest machines can’t function without the greatest machine ever built – the U.S. power grid. This is especially true in transportation, where vehicles, from personal cars to trucks and buses, are rapidly evolving by becoming electric and plugging into [...]
Gas Tax, Highway Trust Fund, HTF, Revenue
Speaker Ryan Rejects Talk of Gas Tax Increase
March 9, 2018 This week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) threw cold water on discussions of a possible federal motor fuels tax increase to fund Highway Trust Fund solvency and/or an infrastructure initiative. In a March 7 conference call with gr... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
House Energy & Commerce Committee, NHTSA
Energy and Commerce Panel Looks at Transportation Fuels
March 8, 2018 – On March 7, the House Subcommittee on the Environment held a hearing addressing the future of transportation fuels and vehicles. Subcommittee members expressed many concerns about the current state of transportation fuel economy, noting that transportation has taken the lead in greenhouse gas emissions, and electric vehicles have become an expensive [...]
FRA, FTA, Gateway, Public Transportation, Rail
Timeline of the Gateway Program
Timeline of the history and recent developments relating to the Gateway Program of rail projects in New Jersey and New York.
Infrastructure, Senate
Senate Democrats Release $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan. Again.
March 8, 2018 Senate Democrats on March 7 released a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan, which was an expansion of the $1 trillion plan they released in January 2017, which in turn was based on the $1 trillion plan introduced by Senators Ber... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in [...]
Nominations, Rail, STB, White House
Trump Moves to Fill Two New STB Positions
March 7, 2018 – As last week’s issue of ETW was being emailed out, the White House announced that President Trump was finally taking steps to fill the two new seats on the Surface Transportation Board created by the STB Reauthorization Act of 2015. That law expanded the board from three members to five and [...]
Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 12, 2018
Tuesday, March 13 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation –  Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security – subcommittee hearing on state and local transportation needs (witness list here) – 2:30 p.m., SR-253 Russell. Wednesday, March 14 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – subcommittee hearing on [...]