Elaine Chao Named Next Secretary of Transportation

ISSUE / Week of November 28, 2016

  • November 29,2016

    Elaine Chao Named Next Secretary of Transportation

    Federal Governance,Governance
    November 29, 2016 (Revised December 2, 2016) President-Elect Donald Trump announced on November 29 that he will nominate Elaine Chao to be the next United States Secretary of...
  • December 02,2016

    WRDA Bill Tantalizingly Close

    Environment,Federal Governance
    December 2, 2016 House and Senate negotiators on water resources legislation are extremely close to a deal, but the final legislative text is still not complete as of this writing (noon on Friday,...
FY17 CR Duration Now Stretched to April 28
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

FY17 CR Duration Now Stretched to April 28

December 2, 2016 The extension of the stopgap continuing resolution (CR) providing appropriations to keep most federal operations ongoing in fiscal year 2017, which was planned to last through...

How Elaine Chao Can Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Traffic Safety,Transit Workforce,Workforce development

How Elaine Chao Can Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development

December 2, 2016 “Successful economic strategies of the 21st century will focus on the ability to constantly evolve and adapt to change.” –Elaine Chao In August 2005, then-Secretary of Labor...

Chairman Price’s Budget Reform Bill Would Fundamentally Change HTF Programs
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Chairman Price’s Budget Reform Bill Would Fundamentally Change HTF Programs

November 30, 2016 (Revised December 2, 2016) Today, the outgoing chairman of the House Budget Committee, Tom Price (R-GA), released a long-gestating budget process reform plan that would make...

Have Investors Overbuilt Infrastructure Expectations?
Federal Governance,Governance

Have Investors Overbuilt Infrastructure Expectations?

Guest Op-Ed by Chris White, Thompson Research Group Shares of construction-related stocks have jumped since election night based on optimism a Trump administration will make improving the...

Bus Tracking Startup Offers Simple Solutions to Riders and Transit Agencies
Buses,Public transit

Bus Tracking Startup Offers Simple Solutions to Riders and Transit Agencies

Where is my bus? Everyone has asked this question at least once as they wait in suspense at bus stops all over the country. Usually it’s a rhetorical question, but one transit technology company...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 5, 2016
Automated Vehicles,Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 5, 2016

Tuesday, December 6 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations – subcommittee hearing on the Volkswagen emissions cheating settlement (witness list will be...

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