FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Clears Congress; FY23 Budget Submission Imminent

ISSUE / Week of March 7, 2022

  • March 11,2022 |

    FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Clears Congress; FY23 Budget Submission Imminent

    Appropriations,FY22
    Last night, the U.S. Senate passed the $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations act for fiscal year 2022 by a vote of 68 to 31. All 50 Democrats and 18 Republicans voted "yes." Less than 48 hours passed...
  • March 11,2022 |

    What’s in the FY22 Omnibus: US Department of Transportation

    Appropriations,FY22
    Following is a summary of the USDOT funding in the omnibus appropriations bills. Readers are also encouraged to download this PDF compilation of helpful tables and charts that help explain things in...
Guest Op-Ed: The Real Danger of Mandatory Reciprocal Switching Is Freight Rail Stagnation
Federal Governance,Freight rail,Railroads

Guest Op-Ed: The Real Danger of Mandatory Reciprocal Switching Is Freight Rail Stagnation

On March 15, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a hearing on a 2016 regulatory proposal that would amend agency policy for mandating a practice known as reciprocal switching. The...

Guest Op-Ed: The Rise of Delivery as a Service
Accessibility,Automated Vehicles,Local governance

Guest Op-Ed: The Rise of Delivery as a Service

Everyday life entirely changed for most when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Out of concern for health and safety, people stayed at home as...

What’s in the FY22 Omnibus: The Big Picture
Appropriations,Budget,FY22

What’s in the FY22 Omnibus: The Big Picture

Eleven months passed between the release of President Biden's fiscal 2022 discretionary appropriations proposal on April 9, 2021 and the passage of the omnibus appropriations bill itself on March 10,...

What’s in the FY22 Omnibus: Water Resources Funding
Appropriations,FY22,Ports

What’s in the FY22 Omnibus: Water Resources Funding

The just-passed fiscal year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill contains $8.3 billion in funding for the civil works (a.k.a. water resources) program of the Army Corps of Engineers, a $547 million...

House Members Review Current EV Development
Electric Vehicles,Federal Governance,Infrastructure,State Governance

House Members Review Current EV Development

It may seem a bit “shocking,” but the share of electric vehicles (EV) in the US is increasing. With more than 400,000 EVs in California alone, Congress has started to investigate the growth of...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 14, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 14, 2022

Tuesday, March 15 – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – full committee hearing on public transportation under the IIJA (witness list here) – 2:30 p.m., SD-38 Dirksen. Wednesday,...

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