House Leaders Kill DeFazio HMTF Spending Provision (Again), but DeFazio and Shuster Are Trying Again

ISSUE / Week of May 28, 2018

  • May 30,2018

    House Leaders Kill DeFazio HMTF Spending Provision (Again), but DeFazio and Shuster Are Trying Again

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    May 30, 2018 - revised May 31, 2o18 Last Friday afternoon, the House Rules Committee announced the amendment process by which the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 8) will be brought  before...
  • May 31,2018

    China Transit Procurement Ban Has Potential to Divide Stakeholders

    Appropriations,Buses
    May 31, 2018 The surprise inclusion in the draft fiscal 2019 Transportation-HUD appropriations act of a provision banning the use of federal transit dollars to purchase transit vehicles from...
2018 Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) Recap

2018 Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) Recap

For over 26 years, the Eno Center for Transportation has recruited the best and brightest graduate students in transportation to the nation’s capital as Fellows for the Future Leaders Development...

Three Takeaways from NTSB’s Preliminary Report on the First Fatal Automated Vehicle Crash
Automated Vehicles,Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety

Three Takeaways from NTSB’s Preliminary Report on the First Fatal Automated Vehicle Crash

May 31, 2018 Two months after the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle in self-driving mode, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report...

June 5 California Primary Features Two Ballot Measures Relevant to Transportation
Ballot Measure,Emissions,Environment,Fuel tax,Governance,State Governance

June 5 California Primary Features Two Ballot Measures Relevant to Transportation

May 31, 2018 - California voters can weigh in on two separate transportation measures on the ballot next Tuesday, June 5. While the two propositions are unrelated, both are attempts to revisit major...

FY19 Transportation Appropriations in Senate Committee Next Week, May Go to House Floor in Second “Minibus” Package
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

FY19 Transportation Appropriations in Senate Committee Next Week, May Go to House Floor in Second “Minibus” Package

May 31, 2018 The fiscal year 2019 Transportation-Housing appropriations bill is scheduled to move through the Senate Appropriations Committee next week under the markup schedule announced May 14...

12 Amendments to Corps of Engineers Funding Filed with Rules Committee
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

12 Amendments to Corps of Engineers Funding Filed with Rules Committee

May 31, 2018 The fiscal 2019 Army Corps of Engineers budget for civil works (water resources) programs is part of the Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which in turn is being...

FHWA Formally Repeals GHG Performance Measure Rule
Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance

FHWA Formally Repeals GHG Performance Measure Rule

May 31, 2018 Earlier this month the administration canceled funding for the NASA Carbon Monitoring System, a program that monitors the flow of carbon dioxide around our planet.  In April,...

Federal Transit Administration Issues Final Rule on Private Investment Project Procedures
Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Project Delivery,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships

Federal Transit Administration Issues Final Rule on Private Investment Project Procedures

May 31, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final rule Wednesday on Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP), which allows recipients of FTA funding for public...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 4, 2018
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Public transit,Transit Technology

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 4, 2018

Tuesday, June 5 – Senate Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee markup of draft FY 2019 Transportation-HUD appropriations – 10:00 a.m., SD-192...

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