House Panel Approves FY19 Transportation Appropriations Bill

ISSUE / Week of May 21, 2018

  • May 24,2018

    House Panel Approves FY19 Transportation Appropriations Bill

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    May 24, 2018 - updated 5/25/18 10:00 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee amended and approved a draft bill providing $88.8 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of...
  • May 25,2018

    House, Senate Approve Biennial Water Resources Authorization Bills

    Environment,Federal Budget
    May 25, 2018 This week, committees in the House and Senate approved legislation authorizing new water resources projects to be carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers. The text of the Senate...
Risk Assessment of Automated Vehicles: House Hearing on the Future of Insurance and AVs
Automated Vehicles,Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety

Risk Assessment of Automated Vehicles: House Hearing on the Future of Insurance and AVs

May 24, 2018 Today, the safety risks associated with operating motor vehicles are so high that drivers are required to obtain some level of liability insurance in most states. Significant market...

Guest Op-Ed: Five Hidden Flaws in Most Transit Systems
Accessibility,ADA,Public transit,Rail Safety

Guest Op-Ed: Five Hidden Flaws in Most Transit Systems

May 21, 2018 Having spent over thirty years in transportation operations and leadership positions of government, I have seen that most public transportation systems have at least five hidden...

New FMCSA Administrator in Hot Seat at House Subcommittee Hearing
Buses,FASTLANE,Freight,Highways,Traffic Safety,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

New FMCSA Administrator in Hot Seat at House Subcommittee Hearing

May 23, 2018 House Members grilled recently confirmed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez on the delayed implementation of motor carrier provisions of the FAST Act at a...

House, Senate Appropriations Plans for FY19 Revealed
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

House, Senate Appropriations Plans for FY19 Revealed

May 25, 2018 This week, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees each adopted spending plans for fiscal year 2019 by formally voting to allocate each of their twelve subcommittees a net...

Senate’s FY19 Corps of Engineers Funding is $351 Million Below House
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Senate’s FY19 Corps of Engineers Funding is $351 Million Below House

May 25, 2018 Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its fiscal 2019 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill (S. 2975). The bill text is here and the text of the committee...

NHTSA Nominee’s Committee Vote Delayed
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

NHTSA Nominee’s Committee Vote Delayed

May 25, 2018 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee abruptly pulled the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from its markup...

Federal Transit Administration Announces $25.8 Million for Transit Planning
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,Public transit

Federal Transit Administration Announces $25.8 Million for Transit Planning

May 24, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has made $25.8 million in grant funds available for transit planning efforts under the FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development...

20 Years Ago This Week: House, Senate Pass Final TEA21 Legislation – May 22, 1998
Equity,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

20 Years Ago This Week: House, Senate Pass Final TEA21 Legislation – May 22, 1998

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Twenty years ago today, on May 22, 1998, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the final conference report version of the landmark surface transportation...

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