House Tax Reform Bill Would Kill PABs, Discourage Parking and Transit Benefits

ISSUE / Week of October 30, 2017

  • November 03,2017

    House Tax Reform Bill Would Kill PABs, Discourage Parking and Transit Benefits

    Buses,Electric Vehicles
    November 3, 2017 Yesterday, House Republican leaders stunned the infrastructure community yesterday when they released a mammoth tax reform bill (H.R. 1) which included elimination of private...
  • November 03,2017

    USDOT Preparing Sweeping AV Policy Update, 3.0, Including Trucks and Buses

    Automated Vehicles,Buses
    November 3, 2017 Just two months after USDOT released the second version of the federal government’s automated vehicle (AV) policies, Secretary Elaine Chao and USDOT officials said yesterday...
Senate Commerce Questions Four Trump Transportation Nominees
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Railroads,Trucking

Senate Commerce Questions Four Trump Transportation Nominees

November 1, 2017 On October 31, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee convened a hearing to consider four of President Trump’s transportation nominees, amidst a growing...

House Democrats Claim Sequestration Woes From Shuster FAA Bill
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Aviation Safety,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Governance reform

House Democrats Claim Sequestration Woes From Shuster FAA Bill

October 30, 2017 Democratic leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee earlier today sent a letter to colleagues in the chamber, stating that the air traffic control...

Moving Transportation and Technology Away from Ableism
Accessibility,ADA,Equity,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships,TNCs,Transit Technology

Moving Transportation and Technology Away from Ableism

While one-third of the U.S. population (and counting) has grown accustomed to hailing an Uber or a Lyft to get around quickly and safely at a low cost, many members of the disability community are...

Op-Ed: Freight Rail is a Driver of Innovation
Data,Emissions,Environment,Freight,Freight rail,Positive Train Control,Rail,Railroads,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Op-Ed: Freight Rail is a Driver of Innovation

November 1, 2017 Even in a nation’s capital typically behind the curve on technological matters, autonomy and self-driving automobiles continue to grab headlines. Case in point: The U.S....

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – November 3, 2017
Federal Governance,Governance

Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017 For an updated calendar of major transportation and public works legislation of the 115th Congress, click here. (Updated with links to bill and report text.) For an updated...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 6, 2017
Amtrak,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Traffic Safety

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 6, 2017

Monday, November 6 - House Ways and Means - full committee business meeting to consider H.R. 1, the tax reform bill (markup will continue throughout the week as necessary) - 12:00 p.m., 1100...

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