Shuster Defends ATC Reform Plan at Hearing

ISSUE / Week of May 15, 2017

  • May 19,2017

    Shuster Defends ATC Reform Plan at Hearing

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    May 19, 2017 On May 17 the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee hosted another hearing on the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re-authorization, due to expire...
  • May 19,2017

    Leaked Spreadsheet Purports to Outline Trump FY 2018 Budget Request

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    May 19, 2017 Last night, the centrist think tank Third Way released a 1,400-line Excel spreadsheet of what it said was a May 8 version of President Trump’s forthcoming fiscal 2018 budget...
Chao Fields Infrastructure Questions
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Chao Fields Infrastructure Questions

May 19, 2017 Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used two public events this week to promise infrastructure stakeholders that details of the Trump Administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure...

Anthony Foxx, Robert Moses, and the Future of Mobility
Equity,Land use,TNCs,Transit Technology

Anthony Foxx, Robert Moses, and the Future of Mobility

May 19, 2017 “I just read the Power Broker,” former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told a packed room in Washington. “And I want to be the 21st Century's Robert Moses who can figure...

Preparing for the Workforce Impacts of Automated Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Transit Workforce,Workforce development

Preparing for the Workforce Impacts of Automated Vehicles

May 19, 2017 The arrival of increasingly automated vehicles (AVs) in the next few years is expected to significantly improve roadway safety while also expanding mobility options in many...

Trump Signs Bill Repealing MPO Consolidation Rule
Federal Governance,Governance

Trump Signs Bill Repealing MPO Consolidation Rule

May 19, 2017 President Trump on May 12 signed into law the bill S. 496, which repeals the regulation issued in December 2016 by the Department of Transportation that would have required some...

Georgia’s Change of Heart on Automated Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Governance,State Governance

Georgia’s Change of Heart on Automated Vehicles

May 19, 2017 On May 8, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that explicitly allows for the operation of self-driving vehicles with and without human drivers. This marks a significant change...

Senate Confirms Rosen for USDOT “S-2” by 56-42 Vote
Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Confirms Rosen for USDOT “S-2” by 56-42 Vote

May 18, 2017 The U.S. Senate on May 16 confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation by a mostly party-line roll call vote of 56 to 42. Six Democrats joined 50...

OMB Re-Scores FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

OMB Re-Scores FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations

May 19, 2017 The Office of Management and Budget on May 16 released its “seven-day-after” report estimating the budgetary impact of the just-enacted omnibus appropriations act for fiscal year...

Infrastructure Week: How Big is a $1 Trillion Bill?
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Infrastructure Week: How Big is a $1 Trillion Bill?

May 18, 2017 This week was Infrastructure Week in Washington DC, and much of the discussion focused on the Trump Administration’s promise of legislation to provide or leverage a total of $1...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 22, 2017
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 22, 2017

We anticipate the FY 2018 budget will be released at around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23. Wednesday, May 24 – House Budget – full committee hearing on the FY 2018 federal budget request (OMB...

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