Fixing, Upgrading, and Modernizing Infrastructure

ISSUE / Week of May 13. 2019

  • May 17,2019

    Fixing, Upgrading, and Modernizing Infrastructure

    Infrastructure
    An important aspect of the narrative around Washington’s $2 trillion infrastructure push, focuses on maintaining and modernizing what we’ve already got. Which is why the opening session kicking...
  • May 17,2019

    House T&I Members Sound Skeptical of State-Owned Chinese Transportation Firms

    Transit
    May 17, 2019 The full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing yesterday on the participation of state-owned entities in the public transportation and freight rail sectors....
Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight
Freight

Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight

May 17, 2019 The lesson from the 2019 Infrastructure Week is that throwing money at the problem is not enough. Panel discussions, speeches, and presentations this week did not dwell on the proposed...

Trends in International Travel Part 3: Aircraft, Polar Routes, and Flights to Asia
Aircraft,Airlines,Airports,Aviation

Trends in International Travel Part 3: Aircraft, Polar Routes, and Flights to Asia

Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel in November 2018 for the Japan International Transport Institute. This multi-part ETW series (part 1, part 2 & part 4) details...

Senate Holds FAA Administrator’s Confirmation Hearing
Aviation,Federal Governance

Senate Holds FAA Administrator’s Confirmation Hearing

Stephen Dickson, the nominee for Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on May 15 for his confirmation...

Senate Holds FAA Administrator’s Confirmation Hearing
Aviation,Federal Governance

Senate Holds FAA Administrator’s Confirmation Hearing

Stephen Dickson, the nominee for Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on May 15 for his confirmation...

FRA Cancels $929M California High Speed Rail Grant
Commuter Rail,FY10,High-Speed Rail,Rail

FRA Cancels $929M California High Speed Rail Grant

May 17, 2019 Yesterday, the Federal Railroad Administration formally notified the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) that FRA is canceling an $929 million grant agreement signed by the...

House Appropriators Boost FY20 Water Infrastructure Funding +$600m Over Last Year
FY20,Maritime

House Appropriators Boost FY20 Water Infrastructure Funding +$600m Over Last Year

This week, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of the two draft fiscal 2020 general appropriations bills that fund federal water infrastructure programs. Both bills – the Energy...

White House Amends FY20 Budget to Fix Water Infrastructure, Coast Guard Problems
Budget,FY20

White House Amends FY20 Budget to Fix Water Infrastructure, Coast Guard Problems

May 17, 2019 The White House Office of Management and Budget on May 13 formally transmitted to Congress a package of amendments to its fiscal year 2020 budget request. The amendments contain some...

House Aviation Panel Looks at 737 MAX Certification
Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance

House Aviation Panel Looks at 737 MAX Certification

On May 15, the House Aviation Subcommittee held its first hearing on the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 MAX as airworthy and other issues relating to...

Senate Confirms Rosen for DOJ Post by Party-Line Vote
Federal Governance

Senate Confirms Rosen for DOJ Post by Party-Line Vote

May 17, 2019 Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General of the United States. The vote was 52 to 45 and was completely...

FAA Gives Out $779M in Additional FY18 Discretionary Airport Grants
Airports,Appropriations,Aviation,FY18

FAA Gives Out $779M in Additional FY18 Discretionary Airport Grants

On May 15, the Federal Aviation Administration announced 127 additional airport grants totaling $779 million, out of the $1 billion general fund appropriation made for supplemental airport grants in...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 20, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 20, 2019

Tuesday, May 21 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on the TSA workforce – 10:00 a.m., 310 Cannon. Tuesday, May 21 –...

Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight
Federal Funding,Freight,Infrastructure

Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight

The lesson from the 2019 Infrastructure Week is that throwing money at the problem is not enough. Panel discussions, speeches, and presentations this week did not dwell on the proposed multi trillion...

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