Senate Passes FY18 Budget After Dropping House Air Traffic Control Provision

ISSUE / Weeks of October 9 and 16, 2017

  • October 20,2017

    Senate Passes FY18 Budget After Dropping House Air Traffic Control Provision

    Air Traffic Control,Appropriations
    October 20, 2017 Last night, the Senate passed a budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 following the grueling "vote-a-rama" process. The primary focus of the budget is enabling a "budget...
  • October 20,2017

    California Prepares Driverless Testing Regulations for the Next Wave of AVs

    Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance
    October 20, 2017 Over two dozen states have now passed legislation or issued executive orders to regulate the development of automated vehicle (AV) technology. While the policy approaches of each...
Gas Tax Receipts Up, Truck Sales Down, and Aviation/Harbor Trust Funds Built Balances in 2017
Airports,Aviation,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Ports,Trucking

Gas Tax Receipts Up, Truck Sales Down, and Aviation/Harbor Trust Funds Built Balances in 2017

October 20, 2017 This week, the Treasury Department released the financial totals for federal trust fund accounts for the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2017. The reports for the various...

The Highway Trust Fund Under TEA-21, SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21, and the FAST Act
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

The Highway Trust Fund Under TEA-21, SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21, and the FAST Act

The following chart shows Highway Trust Fund annual new spending obligation authority granted by Congress (obligation limitations, exempt-from-obligation contract authority, and direct...

Highway and Transit Funding Needs Reiterated at House Hearing
FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Local governance,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships,State Governance

Highway and Transit Funding Needs Reiterated at House Hearing

October 18, 2017 Last week, the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing to examine highway and transit stakeholder views on U.S....

House Panel Gathers Feedback from Rail Stakeholders
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Freight rail,Governance,Public/Private Partnerships,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

House Panel Gathers Feedback from Rail Stakeholders

October 12, 2017 On October 4, the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee convened a subcommittee hearing on infrastructure needs from the perspective of rail stakeholders....

New TRB Study Recommends Better Inspection of Rail Lines Carrying Crude Oil
Environment,Freight,Freight rail,Pipelines,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

New TRB Study Recommends Better Inspection of Rail Lines Carrying Crude Oil

October 13, 2017 A new study produced by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine called for more frequent and comprehensive inspections...

Eno Launches “Aviation Insights” Policy Brief Series
Aircraft,Airlines,Airports,Aviation

Eno Launches “Aviation Insights” Policy Brief Series

October 20, 2017 On October 11, the Eno Center for Transportation released the first of a series of policy briefs that make up the latest installment of Eno Aviation Insights. The series focuses...

New Report Calls for Improving Transit Service with Contracted Operations
Buses,Public transit,Rail

New Report Calls for Improving Transit Service with Contracted Operations

October 10, 2017 A new report by Eno Center for Transportation and TransitCenter “A Bid for Better Transit: Improving Service with Contracted Operations” examines how and under what...

50 Years Ago Today: The First Transportation Appropriations Act
Airports,Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

50 Years Ago Today: The First Transportation Appropriations Act

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Fifty years ago today, on October 17, 1967, the House of Representatives passed the conference report on the first Department of Transportation Appropriations Act by a...

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – October 20, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 For an updated calendar of major transportation and public works legislation of the 115th Congress, click here. For an updated calendar of pending transportation-related...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 16, 2017
Appropriations,Aviation,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Homeland security

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 16, 2017

POSTPONED - Tuesday, October 17 - Senate Appropriations - Subcommittee on Interior and Environment - subcommittee markup of a draft Interior/Environment appropriations bill for FY 2018 - 9:30 a.m.,...

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