Transit and Road Measures Fare Well, but State Revenue Collection Takes a Hit: Takeaways from Election Night

ISSUE / Week of November 4, 2019

  • November 08,2019

    Transit and Road Measures Fare Well, but State Revenue Collection Takes a Hit: Takeaways from Election Night

    Ballot Measure,Local governance
    Throughout 2019, voters in 31 states decided on over 200 transportation-related ballot measures totaling nearly $19 billion in potential investment. On Election Day, voters across 20 states decided...
  • November 08,2019

    New Eno Report: Transportation Workforce Planning and Development Strategies

    Eno Announcements,Workforce
    Federal and state transportation workforce shortages are widely considered a problem, presenting “a present and growing need” for workers. However, although jobs in transportation are available...
FHWA Releases State-by-State Totals for July 2020 Highway Funding Cut
FY20,Highways

FHWA Releases State-by-State Totals for July 2020 Highway Funding Cut

This morning, the Federal Highway Administration sent the state DOTs their estimated allocations of the $7.6 billion cut in highway funding that will take place on July 1, 2020 under section 1438 of...

Senate Panel to Vote on Nominations, TOD Bill Next Week
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Railroads

Senate Panel to Vote on Nominations, TOD Bill Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has scheduled a November 13 markup session (10:00 a.m., G-50 Dirksen) with a lengthy list of agenda items. Most of it is not related to...

USDOT to Announce FY19 BUILD Grants on Monday
Appropriations,FY19,Infrastructure

USDOT to Announce FY19 BUILD Grants on Monday

The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to announce the recipients of $883.5 million in fiscal 2019 grant funding under the multimodal surface transportation BUILD grant program (previously...

U.S. Transportation Labor Force Grew to 14.5 Million in 2018
Data,Workforce

U.S. Transportation Labor Force Grew to 14.5 Million in 2018

New data released last week by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics estimated that the number of Americans employed in the transportation-related labor force grew to 14.508 million in 2018, an...

History of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund
Federal Funding,Ports

History of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

(Some of this material appeared, in earlier form, in the September 9, 2009 issue of Transportation Weekly.) The water wars. Presidents Carter and Reagan disagreed on many things, but they shared a...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 11, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 11, 2019

Wednesday, November 13 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials – subcommittee oversight hearing on Amtrak (witness list to be...

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