Concerns Grow Over Possible Government Shutdown on October 1 as “CR” Consideration Delayed Again

ISSUE / Week of September 14, 2015

  • September 18,2015 |

    Concerns Grow Over Possible Government Shutdown on October 1 as “CR” Consideration Delayed Again

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    September 18, 2015 Republican leaders are continuing to work to avert a partial government shutdown that would start on October 1, but dissension in their ranks over Planned Parenthood is making...
  • September 18,2015 |

    GAO Issues New Report Showing Just How Badly Most Railroads Will Miss Dec. 31 PTC Deadline

    Amtrak,Commuter Rail
    September 18, 2015 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report analyzing the deadline for the implementation of positive train control (PTC). The report concluded that the...
Oct. 1 Shutdown Would Exempt FHWA and FMCSA; Life & Safety Exemptions Would Keep Over Half of USDOT Employees At Work
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Transit Workforce

Oct. 1 Shutdown Would Exempt FHWA and FMCSA; Life & Safety Exemptions Would Keep Over Half of USDOT Employees At Work

September 18, 2015 The government shutdown that might take effect on October 1 would be caused by the lapse of discretionary appropriations. Once fiscal year 2015 expires at midnight on September...

House Highway Markup Likely Slipping To First Week of October
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Positive Train Control,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

House Highway Markup Likely Slipping To First Week of October

September 18, 2015 With the Senate having passed a three-year surface transportation reauthorization bill (which aspires to be a six-year bill), and the latest shutdown deadline for the Highway...

BTS Releases Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Public transit,Streets

BTS Releases Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015

September 18, 2015 The Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015, a 94-page report summarizing basic demographic and economic characteristics of...

Senate Commerce Holds Feinberg Nomination Hearing
Federal Governance,Governance,Positive Train Control,Railroads

Senate Commerce Holds Feinberg Nomination Hearing

September 18, 2015 Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to consider the nomination of Sarah Feinberg as the Administrator of the Federal Railroad...

House Science Panel Marks Up Highway Research Legislation
Data,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Transit Technology

House Science Panel Marks Up Highway Research Legislation

September 18, 2015 Last Thursday, September 10, the committee on Science, Space, & Technology’s subcommittee on Research and Technology marked up the committee print of the “Surface...

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