Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Hearing Previews Future Rulings

ISSUE / Week of May 9, 2022

  • May 13,2022 |

    Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Hearing Previews Future Rulings

    Freight rail,Railroads
    Exacerbated by supply chain bottlenecks and workforce woes, members of Congress expressed their concern with the recent performance of the Class I railroads at a House Railroads, Pipelines, and...
  • May 13,2022 |

    Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week

    Federal Governance,Infrastructure
    Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week Infrastructure Week 2022 starts on Monday, May 16. After a decade of coordinated (and uncoordinated) infrastructure weeks, the broad effort to convince Congress...
Mineta and Wachs: Two Giants Remembered
Federal Governance,Leadership

Mineta and Wachs: Two Giants Remembered

The transportation community lost two giants when Norm Mineta and Marty Wachs both passed away just over one year apart from one another. While these men contributed very different things to the...

Gasoline Prices Rise Again, Diesel Supplies Tightening in Northeast
Fuel tax,Trucking

Gasoline Prices Rise Again, Diesel Supplies Tightening in Northeast

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote next week on a bill making it a federal crime to sell gasoline at an "unconscionably excessive" price, as prices have inched back upwards this month...

Congress Kicks Off Full-Fledged Conference Committee on Economic Competitiveness Bill
Maritime

Congress Kicks Off Full-Fledged Conference Committee on Economic Competitiveness Bill

The House and Senate kicked off the first formal intercameral conference committee of the current Congress, and the first one in several years. The subject is the mammoth economic competition bill...

April Inflation Was Widespread Despite (Temporary) Gasoline Price Drop
Federal Budget

April Inflation Was Widespread Despite (Temporary) Gasoline Price Drop

The single summary number in this month's new inflation announcement (for April 2022) was a good one – consumer prices only rose by a (seasonally adjusted) 0.3 percent in April over the month...

Senate Confirms Three More USDOT Nominees
USDOT

Senate Confirms Three More USDOT Nominees

This week, the U.S. Senate confirmed three more pending nominees for senior positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Rear Admiral Ann Phillips was confirmed to be Administrator of...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 16, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 16, 2022

Tuesday, May 17 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on addressing climate change at U.S. airports (witness list to be posted here) –...

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