Governance and Institutional Reform in Transportation: Results of an Eno Workshop

ISSUE / Week of October 14, 2019

  • October 17,2019

    Governance and Institutional Reform in Transportation: Results of an Eno Workshop

    Governance reform
    Policymaking, planning, and decision-making tools that were designed for the past may not be appropriate for assessing and addressing current and projected capital and operational transportation and...
  • October 16,2019

    Takeaways from a European Congestion Pricing Study Tour

    Tolls,Traffic
    In the United States, congestion pricing continues to garner considerable attention from policymakers and transportation advocates. New York is famously working to roll out their initiative in 2021....
2020 Highway Rescission May Get Repealed in Defense Bill
FY20,Highways

2020 Highway Rescission May Get Repealed in Defense Bill

A looming $7.6 billion cut in highway funding scheduled to take place on July 1, 2020 may be repealed in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) now pending in a House-Senate conference...

House Subcommittee Hearing Misses Big Picture in Transportation Safety and Security
TNCs

House Subcommittee Hearing Misses Big Picture in Transportation Safety and Security

On Wednesday, October 16th, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing on “Examining the Future of Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities.” As...

Reducing Transportation Emissions, Improving Air Quality Recurring Themes at Global Cities Climate Summit
Emissions,Environment,Local governance,Streets

Reducing Transportation Emissions, Improving Air Quality Recurring Themes at Global Cities Climate Summit

On October 10 and 11, nearly 2,000 global city leaders from the public, private, and civic sectors gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the C40 World Mayors Summit, an annual meeting centered on the...

CBO Issues Analysis of Nationwide Truck VMT Tax
Highway Trust Fund,Tolls,Trucking

CBO Issues Analysis of Nationwide Truck VMT Tax

The Congressional Budget Office today released a new report entitled Issues and Options for a Tax on Vehicle Miles Traveled by Commercial Trucks. The study estimated that, if a nationwide VMT tax had...

2018 ACS Survey: While Most Americans’ Commuting Trends are Unchanged, Teleworking Continues to Grow, and Driving Alone Dips in Some Major Cities
Traffic

2018 ACS Survey: While Most Americans’ Commuting Trends are Unchanged, Teleworking Continues to Grow, and Driving Alone Dips in Some Major Cities

The greatest daily demands on our transportation system come when most Americans travel to work. Understanding and serving those needs is one of the key challenges facing transportation planners,...

Senate May Consider FY20 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Next Week
Appropriations,FY20

Senate May Consider FY20 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Next Week

The U.S. Senate could start consideration of a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills that includes the Transportation-HUD bill as early as next Tuesday. Before the Senate adjourned this...

Gas Tax Receipts Dropped in FY 2019
Fuel tax,FY19,Highway Trust Fund

Gas Tax Receipts Dropped in FY 2019

The Highway Trust Fund took in $26.5 billion in gross gasoline tax receipts in the just-ended fiscal year 2019, $236 million less than in the prior year. However, tax receipts from the trucking...

Performance Goals Force Some States to Prioritize NHS Bridges, Interstate Maintenance
Bridges,Highways

Performance Goals Force Some States to Prioritize NHS Bridges, Interstate Maintenance

As the Eno Center's recent study, Refreshing the Status Quo: Federal Highway Programs and Funding Distribution pointed out, at present, the current extent, cost, or real-world conditions of highway...

FY20 Donor State Update: TX Adjustment Worsens CO, SC Rates of Return
FY20,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

FY20 Donor State Update: TX Adjustment Worsens CO, SC Rates of Return

As ETW noted on October 2, the annual distribution of formula highway funding under the FAST Act is still largely determined by how much money states received in fiscal year 2009. The only variable...

USDOT Announces Rural Transportation Initiative
Infrastructure Bank

USDOT Announces Rural Transportation Initiative

The U.S. Department of Transportation on October 8 announced a new initiative for promoting and coordinating rural transportation needs. "Rural America, which has a disproportionately high rate of...

FHWA Gives States Highway Obligation Authority Through Nov. 21
FY20,Highways

FHWA Gives States Highway Obligation Authority Through Nov. 21

The Federal Highway Administration on October 10 gave state departments of transportation $5.2 billion in fiscal year 2020 highway obligation authority under the stopgap continuing appropriations law...

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spending Exceeded Deposits in FY19 for First Time in Over 30 Years
Appropriations,FY19,Ports

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spending Exceeded Deposits in FY19 for First Time in Over 30 Years

The just-ended fiscal year 2019 appears to be the first year since 1988 where the year-end unexpended balance in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) was lower than the balance at the end of the...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 21, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 21, 2019

Tuesday, October 22 – House Oversight and Government Reform – Subcommittee on Government Operations – subcommittee hearing on WMATA (witness list to be posted here) - 2:00 p.m., 2154...

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