OMB Does Not Request Highway, Transit Fixes in FY20 CR

ISSUE / Week of September 2, 2019

  • September 05,2019 |

    OMB Does Not Request Highway, Transit Fixes in FY20 CR

    Appropriations,FY20
    The White House Office of Management and Budget sent its list of requests for special treatment in the forthcoming stopgap continuing appropriations measure that Congress must enact by September 30...
  • September 06,2019 |

    Conference Examines Equity Issues Around Bike-Ped Safety

    Pedestrian & Bicycle
    The last week of August, members of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) met in Portland, OR for their biennial conference. Keynote addresses focused on issues of...
FHWA Gives Final $4 Billion in FY19 Highway Obligation Authority to States
FY19,Highways

FHWA Gives Final $4 Billion in FY19 Highway Obligation Authority to States

The Federal Highway Administration has given an additional $4.0 billion in use-it-or-lose-it highway funding authority to state DOTs for fiscal year 2019, which they must obligate by September 30....

White House Endorses Ban on Chinese Bus and Rail Procurements
Buses,Electric Vehicles,Federal Funding,Public transit

White House Endorses Ban on Chinese Bus and Rail Procurements

Yesterday, the White House issued an official endorsement of a version of language banning mass transit rolling stock procurements from Chinese manufacturers that includes buses as well as railcars,...

DOT Gives $225M in Grants for One-Off Discretionary Bridge Program
Appropriations,Bridges,FY18

DOT Gives $225M in Grants for One-Off Discretionary Bridge Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation on August 29 announced that 20 highway bridge replacement projects would split $225 million in grant money provided by the 2018 omnibus appropriations act as...

Hudson River Tunnel Cost Estimate Lowered by $1.4 Billion, Sponsors Say They Will Cap Annual CIG Draw at $600M
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Transit

Hudson River Tunnel Cost Estimate Lowered by $1.4 Billion, Sponsors Say They Will Cap Annual CIG Draw at $600M

The sponsors of the proposed Hudson River Tunnel replacement project on August 23 announced that they have submitted a revised financial plan to the Federal Transit Administration that lowers the...

DOT Announces $272M in Rail State of Good Repair Grants
Amtrak,FY18,Rail

DOT Announces $272M in Rail State of Good Repair Grants

On August 21, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the ten recipients of the first round of Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair railroad grants, totaling $272...

Diane Woodend Jones Receives 2019 Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Award
Eno Announcements,Leadership

Diane Woodend Jones Receives 2019 Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Award

“Diane’s impact on transportation is evident in many places and we are proud and honored to have her on our Board of Directors." -Robert Puentes, President, Eno Center for...

The First Time the Highway Trust Fund Went Broke – Part 2: Ike Requests a 50% Gas Tax Increase, Which No One Likes
Fuel tax,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Interstate Highway System

The First Time the Highway Trust Fund Went Broke – Part 2: Ike Requests a 50% Gas Tax Increase, Which No One Likes

Part 1 of this look back at the September 1959 Highway Trust Fund bailout and contemporaneous motor fuels tax increase revealed how the occasional temporary insolvency of the Trust Fund was always...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 9, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 9, 2019

Wednesday, September 11 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on congestion pricing for roadways (witness list here) – 10:00...

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