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Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of May 14, 2018

In This Issue

Amtrak, Commuter Rail, Federal governance, Governance, Positive Train Control, Rail, Railroads
Senate Subcommittee Questions Commuter Rail’s Lack of PTC Progress
May 17, 2018 – The lack of progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) on the part of some commuter rail lines fell under scrutiny at a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.
Appropriations, Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
CBO: White House $15.2 Billion Rescissions Bill Only Reduces Deficits by $1.3 Billion
May 17, 2018 – The White House’s much-ballyhooed package of proposed spending cuts, submitted to Congress on May 8 and then introduced in the House as the bill H.R. 3 on the following day, proposes to rescind (cancel) $15.2 billion in appropriations from fiscal year 2017 and prior years. But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office [...]
Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Rail
FTA Commits First FY18 Capital Investment Grant Funding
May 18, 2018 This week, the Federal Transit Administration approved grant agreements for two more "small start" projects out of the Capital Investment Grants program - the Indianapolis "IndyGo" Red Line BRT, and the Tacoma Link Light Rail Extensio... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out [...]
Appropriations, Environment, Federal funding, Federal governance, Fuel tax, Governance, Highway Trust Fund
House Bill Trims State Water Infrastructure Grants but Expands WIFIA Loans
May 18, 2018 This week, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of the draft fiscal year 2019 Interior and Environment appropriations bill. While most of the programs in the bill are outside ETW's purview, the bill does fund the water... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
Federal governance, Governance, Maritime, ports
Water Resources Bill Introduced in House
May 18, 2018 Today, the bipartisan leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the House version of the biennial water resources development bill. The Speaker has given the bill the number of H.R. 8 (the top ten bil... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check [...]
Bridges, Cybersecurity, Highways, National security, Public transit, Public/private partnerships, Rail, Railroads, Resilience, Streets, Transit workforce, Workforce development
Infrastructure Week: Four Themes from the East Coast Kickoff Event
Eno was on site at the East Coast Kickoff event, which featured leaders from federal, state, and local governments, labor organizations, and private companies.
Automated vehicles, Environment, Mileage-based user fees, Public health, Resilience
Infrastructure Week: Planning for a Resilient Future
May 18, 2018 – Planning for and building resilient infrastructure can minimize life-cycle costs if changes in technology, security threats, and transportation/land use patterns are all taken into account in the larger context of climate change and population shifts.
FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Freight, Freight rail, Governance, ports, State governance, Trucking
Infrastructure Week: Freight in Focus
May 18, 2018 – During Infrastructure Week, two panels featuring freight experts and stakeholders emphasized the multimodal freight infrastructure needs across major U.S. industries.
Amtrak, Appropriations, Automated vehicles, FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Highways, Maritime, ports, Public transit, Trucking
Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 21, 2018
Tuesday, May 22 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on the FAST Act’s motor carrier provisions (witness list  here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Tuesday, May 22 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to mark up the Gruters (Amtrak) and Homendy (NTSB) [...]
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