Tax Reform Bill Approved by House Committee; Senate Tax Plan Unveiled

ISSUE / Week of November 6, 2017

  • November 10,2017

    Tax Reform Bill Approved by House Committee; Senate Tax Plan Unveiled

    Bicycle,Buses
    November 10, 2017 (updated Nov. 15) Yesterday afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax reform and rate reduction bill after a contentious four-day markup session....
  • November 09,2017

    No Budget = Delayed FY18 Omnibus = Delayed FAST Act Funding Increases and Discretionary Grants

    Appropriations,FASTLANE
    November 9, 2017 Next week is the last week of Congressional session before the Thanksgiving holiday, and the attention of Congressional leaders is all tax reform, all the time. Conspicuously...
Scenario Planning for Automated Vehicles
Accessibility,Automated Vehicles,Emissions,Environment,Equity

Scenario Planning for Automated Vehicles

In region after region, a growing chorus of leaders are calling for their city and metropolitan area to plan for a future of automated vehicles (AVs). Often these calls fall along a binary argument...

Congress, USDOT Reverse Course on Connected and Electric Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,Electric Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

Congress, USDOT Reverse Course on Connected and Electric Vehicles

November 9, 2017 This has been a big year for emerging vehicle technologies. President Trump praised American automakers on the campaign trail and afterwards, both chambers of Congress are...

GAO, in Line with Eno, Recommends More Transparency for Federal Discretionary Grants.
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Highways,Ports,Rail,Railroads,Trucking

GAO, in Line with Eno, Recommends More Transparency for Federal Discretionary Grants.

November 9, 2017 As part of the 2015 FAST Act, the FASTLANE Discretionary Grant Program, launched in 2016 under President Obama and now called INFRA, allows the U.S. Department of Transportation...

Senate Makes Some Progress on Transportation Nominees
Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Makes Some Progress on Transportation Nominees

November 9, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. The U.S. Senate has made progress on the backlog of transportation-related nominations from President Trump in the last week. Earlier today, the full Senate voted...

Local Transportation Funding Plans Largely Successful in This Week’s Elections
Airports,Ballot Measure,Bicycle,Bridges,Buses,Environment,Governance,Local governance,Pedestrian,Pedestrian safety,Public transit,Regional governance,Roadway Design,State Governance,Streets,Traffic Safety

Local Transportation Funding Plans Largely Successful in This Week’s Elections

November 9, 2017 A bevy of proposals to increase transportation spending at the state and local level, either through new indebtedness or dedicated tax revenues (or through indebtedness to be...

New Report Suggests Workforce, Safety Concerns for Automated Trucks Are Overblown
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Traffic Safety,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

New Report Suggests Workforce, Safety Concerns for Automated Trucks Are Overblown

November 9, 2017 Commercial trucking is likely to be one of the first sectors that benefits from vehicle automation and connectivity, according to a new report from Securing America’s Future...

Two Months Later, Stakeholders Still Flooding NHTSA with Comments on AV Policy
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

Two Months Later, Stakeholders Still Flooding NHTSA with Comments on AV Policy

November 9, 2017 Two months after releasing Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continuing to receive a steady stream...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 13, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13 - Senate Finance - full committee business meeting to mark up draft tax reform legislation - 3:00 p.m, room TBA. Thursday, November 16 - Senate Commerce, Science and...

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