$1.1 Trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passes House, Senate; Will Be Signed Into Law Today

ISSUE / Week of May 1, 2017

  • May 05,2017 |

    $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passes House, Senate; Will Be Signed Into Law Today

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    May 5, 2017 Both chambers of Congress have now passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations package funding the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2017 on September 30, 2017. The...
  • May 05,2017 |

    30 Years of Debate on Air Traffic Control Corporatization

    Air Traffic Control,Airports
    May 4, 2017 Thirty years ago this week, the long-running, off-and-on debate about whether or not to separate air traffic control from the rest of the modern Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...
New Eno Report: It’s Time to Move Beyond Speculation on AVs
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Environment,Highways,Traffic Safety,Workforce development

New Eno Report: It’s Time to Move Beyond Speculation on AVs

May 5, 2017 Enthusiasm for automated vehicle (AV) technology has ballooned in recent years as automakers and tech firms move ever closer to deploying fully self-driving cars. The potential of this...

Negotiated Rulemaking: A Process to Fast-Track Federal Action on Autonomous Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Streets,Traffic Safety,Trucking

Negotiated Rulemaking: A Process to Fast-Track Federal Action on Autonomous Vehicles

The automobile industry is currently experiencing rapid technological innovation, the arc of which bends toward autonomous vehicles (AVs). This is challenging federal regulators to develop and issue...

Airlines Get Grilled in Both House and Senate
Air Traffic Control,Aircraft,Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance

Airlines Get Grilled in Both House and Senate

May 5, 2017 If you don’t like airlines, this was your week. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings, totaling almost seven hours between them, about airlines’ customer...

Omnibus Bill Appropriations $19.5 Billion for USDOT; Provides Full $54.4 Billion in FAST Act HTF Obligations
Appropriations,Aviation,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Maritime,Public transit

Omnibus Bill Appropriations $19.5 Billion for USDOT; Provides Full $54.4 Billion in FAST Act HTF Obligations

May 5, 2017 The omnibus appropriations legislation approved by Congress appropriates a gross $19.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation - $650 million more than in fiscal 2016 – and...

Corps, TSA, Coast Guard Do Well in FY17 Omnibus
Appropriations,Aviation Safety,Environment,Homeland security,Maritime

Corps, TSA, Coast Guard Do Well in FY17 Omnibus

May 5, 2017 Federal transportation and infrastructure programs outside the Department of Transportation also did pretty well in the fiscal 2017 omnibus appropriations bill. Corps of Engineers....

Eno Center for Transportation Now Hosting Multi-Agency Exchange (MAX) Program

Eno Center for Transportation Now Hosting Multi-Agency Exchange (MAX) Program

May 5, 2017 The Multi-Agency Exchange (MAX) program is a collaborative effort to share technical information and career skills expertise between public transportation operators. Since 2012, the...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 8, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 8, 2017

(The House of Representatives will not be in session the week of May 8, but the Senate will be.) Tuesday, May 9 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Surface...

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