Policy Disputes Stall Transportation Appropriations; CR Through December 7 Introduced

ISSUE / Week of September 10, 2018

  • September 14,2018

    Policy Disputes Stall Transportation Appropriations; CR Through December 7 Introduced

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    September 14, 2018 House and Senate negotiators on a package of four fiscal 2019 appropriations bills, including the Transportation-HUD bill, met yesterday but were unable to complete...
  • September 14,2018

    Point/Counterpoint: 5G or DSRC for Connected Vehicle Technology

    Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles
    Connected vehicles (CVs) use wireless signals to communicate with other vehicles (V2V) and with infrastructure (V2I) to relay and process important information about speed, trajectory, and roadway...
DSRC is Best Suited for Collision Avoidance and Other Safety Applications
Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,Traffic Safety

DSRC is Best Suited for Collision Avoidance and Other Safety Applications

Over the past several decades, automakers have made tremendous strides in researching, developing, and bringing to market technologies that help protect vehicle occupants during crashes. However,...

Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (“C-V2X”) Technology Will Deliver on the Promise of Safer Streets
Automated Vehicles,Connected Vehicles,Streets,Traffic Safety

Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (“C-V2X”) Technology Will Deliver on the Promise of Safer Streets

Automated vehicles are a hot topic in Washington, Silicon Valley, Detroit and around the world lately, but one aspect of the bigger picture that doesn’t get as much press is the issue of connected...

Mending or Ending the Highway Trust Fund – the Great Debate of 1978
Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit,Railroads

Mending or Ending the Highway Trust Fund – the Great Debate of 1978

September 14, 2018 Last week's ETW study of how the Highway Trust Fund first went bankrupt (ten years ago this month) found that the main culprits were a decision made by Congress in 2002 to...

As PTC Deadline Approaches, Focus Turns to Interoperability
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Freight,Positive Train Control,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

As PTC Deadline Approaches, Focus Turns to Interoperability

September 14, 2018 As the December 31 deadline to fully implement positive train control (PTC) or else qualify for an alternative schedule approaches, railroads and regulators are already turning...

Congress Again Examines Environmental Streamlining
Environment,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Project Delivery

Congress Again Examines Environmental Streamlining

September 13, 2018 Environmental regulation streamlining has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill recently as infrastructure projects in the United States inch forward while building on the other...

House Aviation Subcommittee Hears from UAS Airspace Integration Partners
Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance,Public/Private Partnerships,Unmanned Aerial Systems

House Aviation Subcommittee Hears from UAS Airspace Integration Partners

September 12, 2018 As the aviation industry innovates with vessels of all shapes, sizes, and uses, the House Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee assembled a panel of industry...

Final Version of First “Minibus” Appropriations Includes $7.0 Billion for Water Resources in FY19
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Final Version of First “Minibus” Appropriations Includes $7.0 Billion for Water Resources in FY19

September 13, 2018 (updated) On September 10, Congressional negotiators released the final conference report version of the first three-bill "minibus" package of fiscal year 2019 appropriations...

“Pre-Conferenced” Water Resources Authorization Bill Passes House
Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

“Pre-Conferenced” Water Resources Authorization Bill Passes House

September 13, 2018 (updated) The House of Representatives has approved the text of a "pre-conferenced" water resources bill negotiated by House and Senate committee leaders, clearing it for...

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