Update: Voters Approved $33.35 Billion for Transportation on Election Day

ISSUE / Week of November 5, 2018

  • November 09,2018

    Update: Voters Approved $33.35 Billion for Transportation on Election Day

    Ballot Measure,Federal Governance
    Updated December 10, 2018 Voters approved over $33 billion for transportation on Election Day and over $40 billion for transportation in total for 2018. A few important caveats: the analysis on...
  • November 09,2018

    Democrats Take Control of House; Republicans Likely to Gain 2-3 Seats in Senate

    Federal Governance,Governance
    November 9, 2018 Democrats will have a majority in the House of Representatives next year in the 116th Congress, with a majority that could be almost as large as the one held by Republicans in the...
Contests Now Underway for Committee Leadership Positions
Federal Governance,Governance

Contests Now Underway for Committee Leadership Positions

November 9, 2018 The election results, along with retirements from Congress, have teed up another biennial edition of Musical Chairs for Adults, a.k.a. the reallocation of chairman and ranking...

Voters Pass Six of 10 Biggest Transportation Ballot Measures
Ballot Measure,Buses,Fuel tax,Governance,Highways,Local governance,Public transit,Rail,Regional governance,State Governance,Streets

Voters Pass Six of 10 Biggest Transportation Ballot Measures

Updated December 3, 2018 With San Mateo County's Measure W squeaking by with a win, voters have now approved six of the 10 largest transportation ballot measures by dollar amount this Election...

Colorado Rejects Two Transportation Ballot Measures, Elects Jared Polis as Governor
Ballot Measure,Bridges,Governance,Highways,State Governance,Streets

Colorado Rejects Two Transportation Ballot Measures, Elects Jared Polis as Governor

November 8, 2018 On Tuesday’s ballot, Colorado voters faced two opposing statewide transportation measures. Both failed by roughly the same margin in this latest attempt to deal with funding...

Uber Releases VSSA Including Need for “Tractable, Credible” Safety Metrics
Automated Vehicles,TNCs,Traffic Safety

Uber Releases VSSA Including Need for “Tractable, Credible” Safety Metrics

November 8. 2018 Uber has released its Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA).  The United States DOT introduced VSSAs in their federal automated vehicle policy 2.0, A Vision for Safety, and in...

What Do the Elections Mean for Committee Ratios?
Federal Governance,Governance

What Do the Elections Mean for Committee Ratios?

November 9, 2018 This week's election results mean that the number of seats on Congressional committees will have to be renegotiated for the new Congress that takes office on January 3 –...

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