The Mass Transit Fiscal Cliff: Estimating the Size and Scope of the Problem

ISSUE / Week of September 19, 2022

  • September 23,2022 |

    The Mass Transit Fiscal Cliff: Estimating the Size and Scope of the Problem

    Transit
    This is the first article in a multi-part series exploring the looming mass transit fiscal cliff Steady operational funding for transit agencies around the United States has never been a...
  • September 23,2022 |

    Manchin Permitting Reforms Revealed; Senate Test Vote on Tuesday

    Appropriations,FY23
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has finally released the text of his environmental permitting reform bill, which Congressional leaders have promised to include in the stopgap appropriations measure coming up...
States and Local Governments Underscore the Significance of IIJA, Identify Implementation Challenges
Highways & Streets,Transit

States and Local Governments Underscore the Significance of IIJA, Identify Implementation Challenges

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Wednesday, September 21, to listen to the states and local government representatives about the implementation of Infrastructure...

Federal Judge Finds Rhode Island’s Truck Tolls on Interstate Bridges Unconstitutional
Tolls,Trucking

Federal Judge Finds Rhode Island’s Truck Tolls on Interstate Bridges Unconstitutional

A federal judge this week ruled that Rhode Island's system of bridge tolls on heavy trucks is an unconstitutional restriction on interstate commerce, forcing immediate suspension of the toll...

GAO Finds That – Surprise! – Senior Appropriators Get More Earmarks
Appropriations,FY22

GAO Finds That – Surprise! – Senior Appropriators Get More Earmarks

In the fiscal 2022 appropriations cycle, Congress resurrected the practice of earmarking individual projects for themselves in the annual spending bills, a system which had been abolished after...

Senate Confirms Hutcheson to Head FMCSA
Trucking,USDOT

Senate Confirms Hutcheson to Head FMCSA

The U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon confirmed the nomination of Robin Hutcheson to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Senate did so by voice vote. Hutcheson...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 26, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 26, 2022

Wednesday, September 28 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation – subcommittee hearing on new entrants into the National...

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