Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of October 2, 2017

In This Issue

Appropriations, FY18, Senate Budget Committee
Budget Blueprints Belatedly Move in House, Senate
October 6, 2017 Fiscal year 2018 began six days ago, and both chambers of Congress are finally getting around to addressing a budget blueprint for the ongoing year. Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed its 2018 budget resolution (H. Con.... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check [...]
Nominations, PHMSA, USACE
PHMSA Administrator Confirmed As Nominations Backlog Grows
October 6, 2017 – The Senate yesterday evening confirmed Howard Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration by unanimous consent. However, the backlog of transportation-related nominations still got bigger this week as the White House sent three new nominees to the Hill.
Appropriations, FHWA, FY18, Highways
FHWA Gives States FY18 Highway Funding; Indicates Record High Allocated Withholding
October 6, 2017 This week, the Federal Highway Administration formally gave states $41.4 billion in highway contract authority via formula for fiscal year 2018. However, a temporary placement of obligation limitation on that contract authority rev... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options.
Autonomous Vehicles, NHTSA, Senate Commerce Committee
Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bills
October 6, 2017 – The ETW staff have completed a 22-page side-by-side analysis of our summary of the House autonomous vehicle regulation bill (H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act) as passed by the House last month and the Senate bill (S. 1885, the AV START Act) as amended and then approved in the Senate Commerce [...]
Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 9, 2017
Wednesday, October 11 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder perspectives on highway and transit infrastructure needs (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.  
Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – October 6, 2017
October 6, 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 Presidential nominations, click here. For an updated table showing how the pace of transportation nominations in 2017 compares to that of other recent first-year Administrations, click here.