Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of October 1, 2018

In This Issue

Airlines, Airports, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance, space, Unmanned aerial systems
Op-Ed: Eno’s Certification Recommendations in Final FAA Bill
October 3, 2018 – The FAA reauthorization directly addresses the agency’s critical role in certification in order to ensure public confidence in the safety of the system for business and leisure travel. With the industry changing rapidly as new technologies come online, the federal certification process needs to be more flexible and agile.
Amtrak, Commuter Rail, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Positive Train Control, Rail, Railroads, State governance
NJ Transit “Working Diligently” Toward PTC Deadline, but has Miles to Go
October 3, 2018 – Three months from the Dec. 31 deadline, New Jersey Transit told the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing yesterday that it is “working diligently” to catch up on installation and qualify for an alternative schedule under the positive train control (PTC) law.
equity, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Land use, Microtransit, Public transit, TNCs
Debate on Transit Subsidies Prompts More Agreement than Expected
October 5, 2018 – On October 2, the Cato institute hosted transit network design expert Jarrett Walker, of Jarrett Walker + Associates and Cato’s own transportation thinker, Randall O’Toole. The two discussed the past, present, and future of public transportation in the United States, agreeing on many issues such as the importance of freedom of [...]
Appropriations, Federal budget, Federal funding
As New Fiscal Year Dawns, FY19 Appropriations are 75% Enacted
October 4, 2018 This is the first week of the fiscal new year, and for the first time in decades, the federal government started the fiscal year with more than half of its annual discretionary appropriations already signed into law. In fact, wi... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in [...]
Highways, Pedestrian safety, Traffic safety, Trucking
2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years
October 5, 2018 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the annual estimate of fatalities from highway accidents in the United States for calendar year 2017, showing that fatalities decreased slightly after two years of increases.
Air traffic control, Aircraft, Airports, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance
FAA Bill Requires 119 New Reports to Congress
October 5, 2018 The staffs of the House and Senate transportation committees are going to be doing a lot of reading over the next three years. The new Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which President Trump will sign into law l... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
Federal governance, Governance, Homeland security, Maritime
Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 8, 2018
Thursday, October 11 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard and NOAA fleet modernization – 9:30 a.m., SR-253 Russell. [The House of Representatives will not be in session next week.]
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