Bipartisan Offer May Be the Needed Breakthrough on COVID Relief Talks

ISSUE / Week of November 30, 2020

  • December 04,2020 |

    Bipartisan Offer May Be the Needed Breakthrough on COVID Relief Talks

    Appropriations,FY21
    After the collapse of the daily COVID relief talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin a few weeks before the election, there was no real motion on the...
  • December 04,2020 |

    Guest Op-Ed: Agency-TNC Partnership Provides One Model for Improving Universal Access to Transit

    Transit
    Transit agencies have increasingly been partnering with technology firms to create services that better serve the many people affected by mobility impairment. In some instances, private firms deliver...
11-year Saga Over Amtrak’s On-Time Performance Metrics Comes to an End
Amtrak,Rail

11-year Saga Over Amtrak’s On-Time Performance Metrics Comes to an End

It seems fitting that the “Amtrak Joe” Biden Administration will be able to use new data to evaluate the performance of America’s intercity passenger trains. But like the Sunset Limited, these...

Mammoth Defense Bill Contains Coast Guard, Maritime, Airport Provisions
Homeland security,Ports

Mammoth Defense Bill Contains Coast Guard, Maritime, Airport Provisions

Last night, House and Senate negotiators on the annual national defense authorization bill released the final version of this year's bill – all 3,651 pages of it, along with a 767-page summary and...

Time Running Out for Water Resources, Aviation Certification Bills in This Congress
Aircraft,Pipelines,Ports

Time Running Out for Water Resources, Aviation Certification Bills in This Congress

Several key transportation and infrastructure bills are still unsettled, and time is rapidly running out for this Congress to act. Leaders of the House of Representatives had hoped to adjourn for...

Biden Announces Economic Team, but No SecDOT (Yet)
Federal Governance,USDOT

Biden Announces Economic Team, but No SecDOT (Yet)

President-elect Joe Biden announced the key members of his proposed economic team this week, but still has not announced his choice to serve as Secretary of Transportation. Economic team members...

New Chairmen, Ranking Members of House Committees Selected
Federal Governance

New Chairmen, Ranking Members of House Committees Selected

This week, House party caucuses selected almost all of the new committee chairmen and ranking minority members for the upcoming 117th Congress. Leadership at the top of the Transportation and...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 7, 2020

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 7, 2020

Tuesday, December 8 –Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Security – subcommittee hearing on U.S. maritime interests in the Arctic (witness list here) – 2:30 p.m.,...

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