Is the Mass Transit CIG Program Sitting on $1.4 Billion? Or Is the Program $5 Billion in the Red?

ISSUE / Week of November 26, 2018

  • November 28,2018

    Is the Mass Transit CIG Program Sitting on $1.4 Billion? Or Is the Program $5 Billion in the Red?

    Appropriations,Buses
    November 28, 2018 Is the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program sitting on over a billion dollars of funding provided by Congress instead of providing that money...
  • November 30,2018

    Which States’ Voters Approved the Most Funding for Transportation?

    Ballot Measure,Governance
    November 27, 2018 Voters in Florida approved far more funding for transportation at the ballot box this year than voters in any other state, according to Eno's ongoing analysis of the 2018...
House Passes Coast Guard Reauthorization, Sending It to President’s Desk
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

House Passes Coast Guard Reauthorization, Sending It to President’s Desk

November 28, 2018 The U.S. House of Representatives this week agreed to the Senate-passed version of the Coast Guard reauthorization bill, the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018....

Tax Extenders Bill, Amended to Affect Transit and Parking Benefits, Pulled from House Schedule
Federal Governance,Governance,Parking,Public transit,Rail,Railroads

Tax Extenders Bill, Amended to Affect Transit and Parking Benefits, Pulled from House Schedule

November 30, 2018 The House of Representatives was supposed to consider a $54 billion tax bill today, and even adopted a special rule from the Rules Committee yesterday allowing the bill to come...

FTA Allocates Funding to L.A., Tempe, Minneapolis Transit Projects
Appropriations,Buses,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,Public transit,Rail,Regional governance

FTA Allocates Funding to L.A., Tempe, Minneapolis Transit Projects

November 30, 2o18 This week, the Federal Transit Administration announced that they are formally allocating fiscal 2018 appropriations for the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program for four new...

House Democrats Choose Leaders, Propose Some Rule Changes – But Earmark Debate Still to Come
Federal Governance,Governance

House Democrats Choose Leaders, Propose Some Rule Changes – But Earmark Debate Still to Come

November 30, 2018 House Democrats elected their party leaders for the upcoming 116th Congress this week, and those leaders made preliminary progress on some changes to chamber rules to be adopted...

Time Running Out for FY19 Omnibus, Border Wall Funding Still Unresolved
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Time Running Out for FY19 Omnibus, Border Wall Funding Still Unresolved

November 30, 2018 Funding for many federal agencies runs out one week from tonight at midnight, and negotiators made little progress this week on the big issue in disagreement, funding for a...

Senate EPW Hearing Draws Attention to Need for Long-Term Funding Solutions, Diversity in Projects
Data,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Mileage-Based User Fees,Public transit,Transit Technology

Senate EPW Hearing Draws Attention to Need for Long-Term Funding Solutions, Diversity in Projects

November 29, 2018 A Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Wednesday foreshadowed upcoming discussions as Congress prepares to tackle surface transportation reauthorization next...

Q3 PTC Reports Show Some Railroads Still At Risk of Missing Deadline
Amtrak,Positive Train Control,Rail,Railroads,Transit Workforce

Q3 PTC Reports Show Some Railroads Still At Risk of Missing Deadline

November 29, 2018 According to railroads’ third-quarter 2018 reports released by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), four railroads are at risk of failing to qualify for an alternative...

Graves, Granger Tapped to Lead House GOP on T&I, Appropriations
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Graves, Granger Tapped to Lead House GOP on T&I, Appropriations

November 30, 2018 This morning, the House Republican Conference ratified the selection of ranking minority members for House committees for the upcoming 116th Congress. As expected, Rep. Sam...

Final Democratic Gains in U.S. House: 40 Seats
Federal Governance,Governance

Final Democratic Gains in U.S. House: 40 Seats

November 29, 2018 The final tally from the November 6 general elections came in yesterday, as the last outstanding race was called by the Associated Press. David Valadao (R-CA), a member of the...

In Memoriam: Paul J. Larrousse, Executive Director, National Transit Institute

In Memoriam: Paul J. Larrousse, Executive Director, National Transit Institute

November 29, 2018 Paul Larrousse, Director of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University, died on November 14, 2018. Paul was born in Queens, N.Y. and grew up in East Brunswick, N.J. He...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 3, 2018
Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 3, 2018

POSTPONED Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Environment – subcommittee hearing on the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act – Discussion Draft (bill...

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