Senate Passes FY20 Transportation Appropriations

ISSUE / Week of October 28, 2019

  • October 31,2019

    Senate Passes FY20 Transportation Appropriations

    Appropriations,FY20
    Earlier today, the U.S. Senate passed a $209 billion package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 by a vote of 84 to 9, which includes the bill providing funding for the U.S. Department...
  • October 31,2019

    Rideshare Taxes, State Revenue Limits, and Major Transit Bonds: Top 10 Ballot Measures to Watch in November

    Ballot Measure,Local governance
    This November —in addition to a slew of gubernatorial, state legislative, and mayoral elections—voters across 20 states will decide on more than 100 transportation-related ballot...
Boeing CEO Faces Hostile Audiences on Capitol Hill
Aircraft,Airlines,Aviation Safety

Boeing CEO Faces Hostile Audiences on Capitol Hill

This week, the chief executive officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, spent two days this week testifying before a largely hostile Congress in back-to-back hearings of the House and Senate committees...

Eno Releases Policy Paper on Transit-MOD Contracting
TNCs,Transit

Eno Releases Policy Paper on Transit-MOD Contracting

In May 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $8 million in funding for its Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration Program. The program is part of FTA’s support of transit...

House Subcommittee Considers Environmental, Economic Effects and Industry Involvement in CAFE Standards
Emissions

House Subcommittee Considers Environmental, Economic Effects and Industry Involvement in CAFE Standards

On October 29, the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing, “Trump’s Wrong Turn on Clean Cars: The Effects of Fuel Efficiency Rollbacks on the Climate, Car...

USDOT Hosts Summit on Access and Mobility for Disabled or Rural Individuals
Accessibility,ADA,Equity

USDOT Hosts Summit on Access and Mobility for Disabled or Rural Individuals

On Tuesday, October 29, The USDOT hosted a Summit for Access and Mobility for All. Speeches and panel discussions focused on the need to improve transportation options for people with disabilities...

Defense Bill With Chinese Rolling Stock Ban May Not Be Finalized
Transit

Defense Bill With Chinese Rolling Stock Ban May Not Be Finalized

A mammoth Pentagon authorization bill may not make it out of a House-Senate conference committee because of too many disparate issues in disagreement between the chambers, so the chairman of the...

New Draft Provisions Hint at Federal AV Bill Revival
Automated Vehicles

New Draft Provisions Hint at Federal AV Bill Revival

Vehicle manufacturers, technology developers, and other stakeholders had high hopes that last Congress would pass federal legislation to create a regulatory framework for automated vehicles. The SELF...

House Passes Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spend-Down Bill
Budget,Ports

House Passes Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spend-Down Bill

Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 2440) that would allow the immediate spending of over $9 billion in accumulated balances in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund...

Who Will Run DHS? Top-Level Vacancies Make Decision Difficult
Homeland security

Who Will Run DHS? Top-Level Vacancies Make Decision Difficult

The resignation of Kevin McAleelan as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, announced October 11, was supposed to take effect yesterday. But the Trump Administration has been unable to settle on a...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 4, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 4, 2019

The House of Representatives is in recess the week of November 4. While the Senate is in session, none of the committee meetings scheduled for the week of November 4 relates to transportation.

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