Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Repeal MPO Consolidation Rule

ISSUE / Week of March 6, 2017

  • March 09,2017 |

    Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Repeal MPO Consolidation Rule

    Federal Governance,Governance
    March 9, 2017 Last night, the U.S. Senate passed, by unanimous consent, legislation to repeal the December 2016 final rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation that would force many local...
  • March 09,2017 |

    Does Airport Privatization Have a Future in the U.S.?

    Airports,Aviation
    Guest op-ed by Bob Poole, Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow and Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation President Trump included airports in the brief infrastructure portion...
Jeff Rosen Named Deputy SecDOT; Derek Kan Rumored As Under Secretary
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance

Jeff Rosen Named Deputy SecDOT; Derek Kan Rumored As Under Secretary

March 9, 2017 President Trump has announced he will nominate former U.S. Department of Transportation General Counsel Jeffrey A. Rosen to serve as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. While the...

Senate Commerce Examines Rural Access to Infrastructure
Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships

Senate Commerce Examines Rural Access to Infrastructure

March 9, 2017 On March 1, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to assess U.S. infrastructure needs and study the specific challenges that rural Americans face...

Senate Appropriations Examines Infrastructure Needs, Funding
Air Traffic Control,Amtrak,Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Rail

Senate Appropriations Examines Infrastructure Needs, Funding

March 9, 2017 The Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing Appropriations held a hearing this week on the big picture of U.S. infrastructure needs. (Video of the hearing can be viewed...

ATC Reform: Should FAA Be the Safety Regulator of Its Own Operations?
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance

ATC Reform: Should FAA Be the Safety Regulator of Its Own Operations?

March 9, 2017 The U.S. air traffic control (ATC) system is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA also acts as the safety regulator of all parts of civil aviation,...

The Wild West Era of Autonomous Vehicles is Over
Automated Vehicles,Governance,Highways,State Governance,TNCs,Traffic Safety,Trucking

The Wild West Era of Autonomous Vehicles is Over

March 9, 2017 For nearly a decade, a consortium of tech firms and auto manufacturers has roved the West, pioneering autonomous vehicle technology far from federal regulators in Washington,...

Hours of Service “Restart Rule” Drama May Finally Be Settled
Appropriations,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Traffic Safety,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

Hours of Service “Restart Rule” Drama May Finally Be Settled

March 9, 2017 The long-running drama between the trucking industry and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) over two provisions of the 2011 hours of service rule was settled...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 11, 2017
FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Traffic Safety,Trucking,Trucking Workforce,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 11, 2017

Tuesday, March 14 – Senate Energy and Natural Resources – full committee hearing on opportunities to improve American energy infrastructure (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., SD-366...

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