Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of May 13. 2019

In This Issue

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 dollar funding amount but focused rightly on what the goals and objectives of a federal investment program should be. The major theme of [...]
Aviation, FAA
House Aviation Panel Looks at 737 MAX Certification
May 17, 2019 – 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 the new aircraft, which was involved in fatal crashes in October 2018 and March 2019 and which has since [...]
FRA, 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 Obama Administration eight years ago and will not be giving CHSRA the money.
FY20, Water
House Appropriators Boost FY20 Water Infrastructure Funding +$600m Over Last Year
May 16, 2019 – This week, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of the two draft fiscal 2020 general appropriations bills that fund federal water infrastructure programs at levels that are over $600 million above last year’s levels. Both bills – the Energy and Water Development bill and the Interior and Environment bill – [...]
Airports, Appropriations, Aviation, FAA, FY18
FAA Gives Out $779M in Additional FY18 Discretionary Airport Grants
May 17, 2019 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 the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriati... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership [...]
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 (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 310 Cannon. Tuesday, May 21 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on the FY 2020 budget request for Coast [...]
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