DOT Rolls Out $1 Billion/Year Safe Streets Grant Program

ISSUE / Week of May 16, 2022

  • May 20,2022 |

    DOT Rolls Out $1 Billion/Year Safe Streets Grant Program

    Roadway Design,Traffic Safety
    On May 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation solicited applications for $1 billion in grants for a new program providing direct aid to municipalities for street safety improvements based on the...
  • May 20,2022 |

    Transportation and Cybersecurity: What’s New and What’s Next

    Cybersecurity
    May 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the end of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. When hackers took over an important petroleum pipeline serving the East Coast, it caused fuel shortages...
FRA Establishes CIG-Like “Pipeline” for Intercity Rail Corridors
Amtrak,High-Speed Rail

FRA Establishes CIG-Like “Pipeline” for Intercity Rail Corridors

Last Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration published a notice establishing a program to provide periodic evaluation of potential intercity corridors for new or increased passenger rail...

Emission-Reducing Aviation Technologies Presented at House Hearing
Airports,Environment

Emission-Reducing Aviation Technologies Presented at House Hearing

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation met to discuss different aviation technologies to reduce emissions and help meet climate goals. The...

Amidst Record-High Gas Prices, House Passes Anti-Gouging Bill; Senate Committee Will Consider More Limited Bill Next Week
Fuel tax

Amidst Record-High Gas Prices, House Passes Anti-Gouging Bill; Senate Committee Will Consider More Limited Bill Next Week

The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to make "unconscionably excessive" or "unreasonably" high gas prices illegal, while the Senate Commerce Committee will consider a bill next week...

Senate Fails to Advance Bill Containing Extra $2B for Intercity Bus COVID Relief
Appropriations,FY22,Public health

Senate Fails to Advance Bill Containing Extra $2B for Intercity Bus COVID Relief

The U.S. Senate earlier today failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bring up a $48 billion bill providing additional COVID relief, including $2 billion intended for intercity bus...

Evaluating Point-to-Point Mobility on Demand: Lessons from Los Angeles
Shared Vehicles,TNCs,Transit

Evaluating Point-to-Point Mobility on Demand: Lessons from Los Angeles

In January 2019, LA Metro launched a first-mile, last-mile mobility on demand (MOD) pilot with the ridehailing service Via. This pilot was a part of the Federal Transit Administration’s...

House, Senate Advance WRDA Bills Authorizing $31B Texas Megaproject
Infrastructure,Ports

House, Senate Advance WRDA Bills Authorizing $31B Texas Megaproject

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Army Corps of Engineers water resources program for two more years, following the...

Senate Confirms Petsonk Nomination
USDOT

Senate Confirms Petsonk Nomination

The U.S. Senate on May 18 confirmed Annie Petsonk to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs. The nomination was confirmed by unanimous consent. (For those...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 23, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 23, 2022

Wednesday, May 25 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee "member day" hearing on individual priorities of House members wishing to testify – 10:00...

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