$487 Million in TIGER Grants for FY 2017 Announced

ISSUE / Week of March 5, 2018

  • March 09,2018

    $487 Million in TIGER Grants for FY 2017 Announced

    Buses,Commuter Rail
    March 9, 2018 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the 41 recipients of $487 million in total grant funding for the TIGER surface transportation grant program for fiscal year...
  • March 09,2018

    USDOT Unveils Ambitious Multimodal Automation Initiative, Automated Vehicles 3.0

    Automated Vehicles,Buses
    March 9, 2018 Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation publicly announced the next phase of its bold initiative to encourage the adoption of automation technologies in...
Gateway Dispute Escalates – Trump Threatens Veto of Omnibus Appropriations, Chao Has Heated Exchange With House Members
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

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...

Guest Op-Ed: Consumers are Ready for Electric Vehicles. Our Power Grid Isn’t
Electric Vehicles

Guest Op-Ed: Consumers are Ready for Electric Vehicles. Our Power Grid Isn’t

People go to the Consumer Electronic Shows in Las Vegas to see the world’s latest high-tech gadgets, from robot dogs to virtual reality goggles. Yet during the last convention, it was a 19th...

Three-Month FAA Extension Expected to Ride in Omnibus Appropriations Package
Airports,Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Funding

Three-Month FAA Extension Expected to Ride in Omnibus Appropriations Package

March 9, 2018 The omnibus fiscal 2018 appropriations bill that could be considered by the House as early as next week is expected to contain a three-month extension of Airport and Airway Trust...

Speaker Ryan Rejects Talk of Gas Tax Increase
Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Highway Trust Fund

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...

California Allows Autonomous Test Vehicles to Operate without a Driver on Public Roads
Automated Vehicles,Data,Governance,State Governance,Streets,Traffic Safety

California Allows Autonomous Test Vehicles to Operate without a Driver on Public Roads

March 9, 2018 The State of California has updated their regulations for automated vehicles (AVs) on public roads to allow testing of automated vehicles without a driver in the vehicle this spring,...

Energy and Commerce Panel Looks at Transportation Fuels
Bridges,Electric Vehicles,Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Streets,Traffic Safety

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...

Timeline of the Gateway Program
Amtrak,Bridges,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Local governance,Rail,Railroads,State Governance

Timeline of the Gateway Program

[Updated March 8, 2018] October 2010 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie kills the $8.7 billion Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel project under the Hudson River between Secaucus...

Senate Democrats Release $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan. Again.
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

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...

Trump Moves to Fill Two New STB Positions
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

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...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 12, 2018
Aviation Safety,Bridges,Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Homeland security,Local governance,Maritime,Ports,Public transit,State Governance,Streets

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...

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