Eno Transportation Weekly

Week of September 25, 2017

In This Issue

Buy America, Jones Act, Maritime
Puerto Rico Crisis Puts Spotlight on Jones Act
September 28, 2017 – The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has brought new attention to the Jones Act, a 97-year-old federal law that limits the ships that can travel between points in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
Budget, FY18, House Budget Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Budget Committee, Senate Finance Committee, Taxes
Republican Tax Reform Outline Includes Repatriation, but No Specific Reference to Infrastructure Pay-For
September 29, 2017 Earlier this week, the White House, in coordination with House and Senate Republican leaders, released a joint framework document for a tax reform plan. The document (eight pages of built points plus a cover page) is intended to... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno [...]
Autonomous Vehicles, NHTSA
USDOT Revises Best Practices for State AV Policies (Pt. 3)
September 28, 2017 This is part three of ETW’s ongoing analysis of USDOT’s recent guidance on automated vehicles, Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. Read part one for coverage of the release event and an overview of the document a... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account [...]
FMCSA, Nominations, Trucking
Trump Nominates New Jersey DMV Head to Run FMCSA
September 29, 2017 President Trump on September 28 formally nominated Raymond Martinez to serve as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This follows an announcement by the White House of their intent to nominate Martin... This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN [...]
Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 2, 2017
Tuesday, October 3 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard stakeholder perspectives on infrastructure needs and Jones Act fleet capabilities (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Tuesday, October 3 – House Oversight and Government Reform – Subcommittee on Intergovernmetnal Affairs – subcommittee on the [...]
Status of Transportation Legislation and Nominations – September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017   For an updated calendar of pending transportation-related Presidential nominations, click here. For an updated table showing how the pace of transportation nominations in 2017 compares to that of other recent first-year Administrations, click here.   For an updated calendar of major transportation and public works legislation of the 115th Congress, click here.