Szabo Departure Adds To Vacancy List At DOT Modes

ISSUE / Week of November 10, 2014

  • November 10,2014 |

    Szabo Departure Adds To Vacancy List At DOT Modes

    Federal Governance,Governance
    November 10, 2014 Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo announced last week that he will be leaving FRA at the end of the year to return home to Chicago and work with the local planning...
  • November 10,2014 |

    Election Gives Mixed Message For Trans. & Infra.

    Ballot Measures,Fuel tax
    November 10, 2014 Voters in numerous states and localities sent mixed messages on transportation and infrastructure ballot initiatives in last week’s elections. Upon further analysis, a few...
Tax Reform/Transportation Connection Mentioned Again
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Transit Workforce

Tax Reform/Transportation Connection Mentioned Again

November 10, 2014 At his news conference on November 5, President Obama made it a point to single out infrastructure as a possible area where there could be cooperation with the Republican...

GAO Report Breaks Down FHWA Spending By Improvement Type
Bicycle,Bridges,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Pedestrian,Streets

GAO Report Breaks Down FHWA Spending By Improvement Type

November 10, 2014 On October 9, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report requested by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) breaking down the Federal Highway Administration’s total new...

Election Results Will Lead To Major Shakeups On Capitol Hill
Federal Governance,Governance

Election Results Will Lead To Major Shakeups On Capitol Hill

November 10, 2014 Republicans took back control of the U.S. Senate in last week’s elections, and in the House of Representatives, they increased their margins to what could be their largest...

Lame-Duck Agenda Expected To Be Limited
Appropriations,Federal Governance,Governance

Lame-Duck Agenda Expected To Be Limited

November 10, 2014 Congress returns this week for a post-election “lame duck” session of Congress in which party leaders will seek to finish the must-pass business of the 113th Congress so that...

Senate R’s To Vote On HTF Scoring Rule
Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Senate R’s To Vote On HTF Scoring Rule

November 10, 2014 As part of their organizational conference later this week, Senate Republicans who will serve in the upcoming Congress will vote on several Republican Conference resolutions...

Republican Strength in the U.S. House, 1913-2015
Federal Governance,Governance

Republican Strength in the U.S. House, 1913-2015

November 20, 2014 The 63rd Congress (1913-1915) was the first where the U.S. House membership was raised to its current level of 435. The GOP reached its all-time peak of 300 members after the...

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