House Bill Would Fund USDOT at $88.8 Billion in FY 2019

ISSUE / Week of May 14, 2018

  • May 15,2018

    House Bill Would Fund USDOT at $88.8 Billion in FY 2019

    Appropriations,Aviation
    May 18, 2018 On May 16, the House Transportation-Housing Appropriations Subcommittee swiftly approved a draft appropriations bill  funding the Department of Transportation and the Department of...
  • May 18,2018

    Guest Op-Ed: A U.S. Air Traffic Control Corporation Is Inevitable

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    May 18, 2018 Earlier this year, the leading political champion of corporatizing the air traffic control (ATC) system, Chairman Bill Shuster (R, PA) of the House Transportation & Infrastructure...
Senate Subcommittee Questions Commuter Rail’s Lack of PTC Progress
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...

Guest Op-Ed: Do We Need to Upgrade from “Informed Consent” to “Informed Risk” with Autonomous Vehicles?
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Data,TNCs,Traffic Safety

Guest Op-Ed: Do We Need to Upgrade from “Informed Consent” to “Informed Risk” with Autonomous Vehicles?

Recent events, including the testimony of Facebook’s CEO on Capitol Hill discussing how consumer provided data is used for profit, the significant disruption to City of Atlanta services from a...

FY19 Update: Do the House Appropriations Bills Keep the $10 Billion Infrastructure Promise?
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

FY19 Update: Do the House Appropriations Bills Keep the $10 Billion Infrastructure Promise?

May 17, 2018 The February 2018 bipartisan budget deal increasing discretionary appropriations totals for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 was accompanied by a “deal memo” between Congressional...

CBO: White House $15.2 Billion Rescissions Bill Only Reduces Deficits by $1.3 Billion
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...

FTA Commits First FY18 Capital Investment Grant Funding
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"...

House Bill Trims State Water Infrastructure Grants but Expands WIFIA Loans
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...

Water Resources Bill Introduced in House
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...

Eno Releases New Recommendations for Improving the Nation’s Rail Transit Infrastructure
Public transit,Rail,Railroads

Eno Releases New Recommendations for Improving the Nation’s Rail Transit Infrastructure

May 17, 2018 Infrastructure Week, which kicked off on Monday, was about rebuilding our transportation systems as much as finding ways to expand and improve them. The American Public Transportation...

Infrastructure Week: Four Themes from the East Coast Kickoff Event
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

May 18, 2018 The sixth annual Infrastructure Week kicked off in cities across the U.S. on May 14. This year’s lineup featured 110 events representing 427 affiliate organizations. Eno was on site...

Infrastructure Week: Planning for a Resilient Future
Automated Vehicles,Environment,Mileage-Based User Fees,Public health,Resilience

Infrastructure Week: Planning for a Resilient Future

May 18, 2018 The Oxford English Dictionary defines resiliency as, “1. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. 2. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into...

Infrastructure Week: Freight in Focus
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. Private...

Infrastructure Week: Panel Discusses Bridging the Gap Between Transportation and Healthcare in the DC Region
Accessibility,ADA,Automated Vehicles,Public health,Public transit,TNCs

Infrastructure Week: Panel Discusses Bridging the Gap Between Transportation and Healthcare in the DC Region

May 18, 2018 According to research conducted by the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program, 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical care because of...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 21, 2018
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) –...

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