Senate Subcommittee Revisits Air Traffic Control Modernization

ISSUE / Week of September 23, 2019

  • September 27,2019

    Senate Subcommittee Revisits Air Traffic Control Modernization

    Air Traffic Control
    Hopes for air traffic control (ATC) reform, a proposal that Eno has investigated in the past, were dashed last Congress when attempts to spin off the ATC from the federal government failed. The issue...
  • September 27,2019

    Senate FY20 Homeland Funding Bill Cuts TSA Screeners, Coast Guard Procurement

    Appropriations,FY20
    The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2020. But because the Senate (Republican-controlled) bill provides $5 billion...
EPA Threatens to Make California Transfer Highway Funding to Mass Transit Projects
Environment,Highways

EPA Threatens to Make California Transfer Highway Funding to Mass Transit Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency on September 23 threatened to start enforcing long-dormant Clean Air Act provisions that would force many regions in California to stop building new highway...

Eno Launches Survey to Understand How UAS Regulations Are Working
Unmanned Aerial Systems

Eno Launches Survey to Understand How UAS Regulations Are Working

Eno’s Aviation Working Group has been meeting regularly to discuss ways to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national air space. Determining how these devices are integrated is a...

Senate Clears FY20 CR; No More Shutdowns Until Nov. 21 (At Least)
Appropriations,FY20

Senate Clears FY20 CR; No More Shutdowns Until Nov. 21 (At Least)

The U.S. Senate has given its approval to the House-passed stopgap appropriations bill covering the first 7 1/2 weeks of fiscal year 2020 (H.R. 4378). The legislation now will be transmitted to...

House Budget Panel Looks at Need for Federal Investment in Infrastructure
Infrastructure

House Budget Panel Looks at Need for Federal Investment in Infrastructure

Any Congressional hearing focusing on "America’s Infrastructure" is bound to be wide ranging. This week's House Committee on the Budget hearing on the subject was no exception. The panel heard...

FTA Signs Tempe Streetcar Grant Agreement, Updates Other CIG Totals
Appropriations,Transit

FTA Signs Tempe Streetcar Grant Agreement, Updates Other CIG Totals

The Federal Transit Administration signed a formal grant agreement this week with the Tempe, Arizona transit agency, promising $75 million in federal funding towards a new $192 million streetcar...

FHWA Repeals 103-Year-Old Regulation That Banned Patented Materials in Construction
Highways,Streets

FHWA Repeals 103-Year-Old Regulation That Banned Patented Materials in Construction

This week, the Federal Highway Administration formally lifted a 103-year-old regulation that has banned the use of patented or proprietary materials in federal-aid highway projects. In a Federal...

House Hearing Looks At Commuter Rail Needs
Commuter Rail,Positive Train Control,Transit

House Hearing Looks At Commuter Rail Needs

The House Railroad Subcommittee held a hearing on September 24 to examine the state of commuter rail in America. The hearing heard testimony from four witnesses: Paul Skoutelas, American...

Senate Bill Gives Water Infrastructure Grants $319M Less than House
Appropriations,FY20,Infrastructure

Senate Bill Gives Water Infrastructure Grants $319M Less than House

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2020 appropriations bill for federal environmental programs that provides $319 million less for water infrastructure revolving fund...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 30, 2019

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 30, 2019

The House of Representatives and Senate are scheduled to be in a two-week recess from September 30 – October 14, 2019 (the timing of the Jewish holidays, Columbus Day, and the end of the fiscal...

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