CR to December 9 Offered in Senate

ISSUE / Week of September 19, 2016

  • September 22,2016

    CR to December 9 Offered in Senate

    Appropriations,Environment
    September 22, 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today called up legislation in the Senate that would provide continuing appropriations to fund federal operations from the start of...
  • September 22,2016

    Transportation at the Ballot Box: More Votes that Matter this Year

    Ballot Measure,Governance
    September 22, 2016 This November, the power of the state and local governments in the American electoral process will be forcefully demonstrated. But in addition to the presidential drama, another...
Autonomous Vehicles Receive USDOT’s Blessing Under New Guidance
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,TNCs,Transit Technology

Autonomous Vehicles Receive USDOT’s Blessing Under New Guidance

September 22, 2016 USDOT has released the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, its long-awaited policy overview on the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs). As we discussed...

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 1): Self-Regulate Autonomous Vehicle Development
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Data,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 1): Self-Regulate Autonomous Vehicle Development

September 22, 2016 Until this week, autonomous vehicle development and deployment was the wild west of transportation technology – federal regulators passively stepped aside as tech firms...

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 2): Save Lives with Autonomous Vehicles
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Public/Private Partnerships,Traffic Safety

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 2): Save Lives with Autonomous Vehicles

This is the second part of our review of NHTSA's autonomous vehicle guidelines released in September 2016. For part one, click here. September 22, 2016 Technological advancements have ushered...

CEOs of 4 Major Airlines Call for Air Traffic Control Reform at Annual A4A Summit
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

CEOs of 4 Major Airlines Call for Air Traffic Control Reform at Annual A4A Summit

September 22, 2016 Airlines for America (A4A), the largest trade association for the U.S. airline industry, hosted its fourth annual “Commercial Aviation Industry Summit” on September 13 in...

GAO Recommends Performance Measures For All Bridges
Bridges,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

GAO Recommends Performance Measures For All Bridges

September 22, 2016 The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a new report last week concluding that federal spending on highway bridges is not connected to changes in bridge conditions in...

House Consideration of WRDA Bill May Happen Next Week
Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Public health

House Consideration of WRDA Bill May Happen Next Week

September 22, 2016 Two days after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told a Bloomberg News reporter that the chamber would not consider the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (H.R....

Congress Considers Uber/Lyft Benefits for Federal Employees
Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,TNCs

Congress Considers Uber/Lyft Benefits for Federal Employees

September 22, 2016 As the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) repairs its aging light rail system under the SafeTrack program, the House is considering a bill to provide federal...

House Considers Miscellaneous Transportation Bills
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Local governance,Maritime,Public transit,Unmanned Aerial Systems

House Considers Miscellaneous Transportation Bills

September 22, 2016 As the pre-election session of Congress grinds to a close, the House of Representatives this week is taking action on dozens of minor bills in hopes that the Senate will approve...

Budget Chairman, Experts Support Budget Process Reforms That Would Affect Transportation and Infrastructure
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Budget Chairman, Experts Support Budget Process Reforms That Would Affect Transportation and Infrastructure

September 22, 2016 The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and a panel of experts this week expressed support for reforms in the federal budget process that could have profound implications...

Former Congressman Nick Rahall Joins Eno’s Freight Working Group
Freight

Former Congressman Nick Rahall Joins Eno’s Freight Working Group

The Eno Center for Transportation is pleased to announce the addition of former West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall to its Freight Working Group. He will join former Senator Norm Coleman as...

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