Senate Debates FY20 DOT Appropriations: Highway Rescission Fix Offered

ISSUE / Week of October 21, 2019

  • October 25,2019 |

    Senate Debates FY20 DOT Appropriations: Highway Rescission Fix Offered

    Appropriations,FY20
    This week, the U.S. Senate took up a $209 billion package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020, including the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill. Passage of the bill could be...
  • October 25,2019 |

    Transportation Workforce Crisis: Denver Cuts Transit Service Due to Staff Shortages

    Transit Workforce,Workforce
    The nation's workforce challenges are well known. Much is written about the workforce pipeline challenges of drivers in the trucking and logistics sectors but similar challenges exist in public...
Funding, Ethics, Ongoing Safety Top Discussion at House Oversight Hearing on WMATA
Transit

Funding, Ethics, Ongoing Safety Top Discussion at House Oversight Hearing on WMATA

On October 22, the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing, “Metro: Report Card for America’s Subway”. Discussions centered on ongoing efforts to...

Eno Reviews the Governance of DC’s Contracted Circulator and Streetcar Services
Local governance,Transit

Eno Reviews the Governance of DC’s Contracted Circulator and Streetcar Services

After nearly 15 years in operation, the DC Circulator is now an integral part of the city’s transportation system. The Streetcar has been operating for several years and is expected to be extended...

FY19 Highway Trust Fund Deficit Dropped Slightly Due to Trucking Tax Receipt Increase
FY19,Highway Trust Fund

FY19 Highway Trust Fund Deficit Dropped Slightly Due to Trucking Tax Receipt Increase

The Highway Trust Fund ran a "real" cash deficit of $12.45 billion in fiscal year 2019, which was slightly less than the $12.63 billion deficit it ran in fiscal year 2018. However, this was entirely...

World Bank Forum Looks at Gender Inequity in Transportation
Safety & Security

World Bank Forum Looks at Gender Inequity in Transportation

During the October 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, sessions covered topics of concern around international economies and development goals. On Thursday,...

House to Consider Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spend-Down Bill Next Week
Appropriations,Budget,Ports

House to Consider Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spend-Down Bill Next Week

The House of Representatives is likely to consider H.R. 2440, the "Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act," on the floor next week under the expedited "suspension of the rules"...

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities Reach Twenty-Year Highs in 2018
Bicycle,Pedestrian,Traffic Safety

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities Reach Twenty-Year Highs in 2018

Earlier this week, NHTSA released updated statistics on traffic fatalities in 2018, along with an accompanying report highlighting key takeaways. Total fatalities decreased for the second year in a...

HTF Included in Romney-Manchin Trust Fund “Rescue” Bill
Highway Trust Fund

HTF Included in Romney-Manchin Trust Fund “Rescue” Bill

A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would establish expedited "fast track" procedures for legislation to fix insolvent federal trust funds, including the Highway Trust Fund. The "Time to Rescue...

Amendments Filed in the Senate to the FY 2020 USDOT Appropriations Act
Appropriations,FY20

Amendments Filed in the Senate to the FY 2020 USDOT Appropriations Act

Reflects all transportation-related amendments filed as of close of business on October 30, 2019. The text of the first three amendments (954, 960 and 964) can be found here starting on page...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 28, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 28, 2019

Tuesday, October 29 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on implementation of the TSA Modernization Act (witness list here)...

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