Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of September 24, 2018

In This Issue

Buses, FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Highway Trust Fund, Public transit
$366 Million in FY18 Bus Grants Announced
September 27, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration on September 25 announced the winning applicants for $366 million in federal grants for the competitive portion of the bus and bus facility grants program. The $366.2 million consists of $246.5... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our [...]
Federal governance, Governance, Public transit, Rail, Rail safety
Senate Passes Bill Mandating States Conduct Risk-Based Transit Safety Inspection
September 28, 2018 – On September 25, the Senate passed a bill setting standards for state mass transit safety oversight agencies (SSOAs) to use when investigating local transit agencies. The bill (S. 3139), called the Transit Rail Inspection Practices (TRIP) Act, passed by unanimous consent.
FASTLANE, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Transit technology, Workforce development
DOT Seeks to Designate Two New University Transportation Centers
September 27, 2018 – On September 21, the USDOT announced the availability of new grants for two additional University Transportation Centers (UTCs). UTCs conduct research, provide education and workforce development, and deliver technology transfer to potential users. One of the centers will conduct research around “congestion relief” and one around “improving the durability and extending the [...]
Automated vehicles, connected vehicles, Traffic safety, Transit technology
Carving a Path Forward on Connected Vehicles
September 26, 2018 – A panel of transportation and short-range communications experts argued this week that DSRC technology exists now and can provide safety benefits, and therefore should be implemented as soon and as ubiquitously as possible.
Aircraft, Airlines, Airports, Appropriations, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Unmanned aerial systems
Summary of Final Compromise FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
The following is an overview of the final compromise FAA reauthorization bill released in the wee hours of September 22, broken down into five areas: funding authorizations, airline customer service, aviation safety, airports, and unmanned aviation systems. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has released a more detailed section-by-section summary of the bill here. Remember – always [...]
Airports, Appropriations, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Cybersecurity, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Public transit
Summary of Final Compromise TSA Modernization Act
September 26, 2018 The "FAA bill" released in the early morning of September 22 didn't just contain the FAA Authorization Act of 2018 – that was only Division B of the final package. The package contained several other unrelated bills as well, inc... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in [...]
Aviation, Homeland security, Maritime, National security, ports
Summary of Maritime Security Provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
September 26, 2018 – The package of bills released on September 22 that includes the FAA Authorization Act of 2018 also includes a division on maritime security, Division J. This division provides for closer collaboration between agencies with maritime security responsibilities, and requires several reports to Congress about ongoing security efforts.
Federal governance, Governance, Positive Train Control, Rail, Rail safety, Railroads
Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 2, 2018
Wednesday, October 3 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing on positive train control implementation status (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., SR-253 Russell.   (The House of Representatives has gone home and won’t be back until November 14.)
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