House Finishes Transportation and Infrastructure Portions of FY18 Omnibus Appropriations

ISSUE / Week of September 4, 2017

  • September 08,2017

    House Finishes Transportation and Infrastructure Portions of FY18 Omnibus Appropriations

    Appropriations,Automated Vehicles
    September 8, 2017 Debate in the House of Representatives on the omnibus appropriation bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R. 3354) will continue next week, but the chamber has already dealt with all of...
  • September 06,2017

    SELF DRIVE Act Zooms Through House with Bipartisan Support

    Automated Vehicles,Federal Funding
    September 6, 2017 - 3:15 p.m. Fresh off of a month-long recess, the House hit the ground running with a few bipartisan victories. Among them: passing a bill that may become the nation's first...
House Consideration of FAA Reauthorization Bill Postponed (Again)
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

House Consideration of FAA Reauthorization Bill Postponed (Again)

September 8, 2017 House leaders have once again postponed the tentatively scheduled consideration of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (H.R. 2997), which had been...

Congress Clears $15B in Harvey Aid, Extends FY18 Appropriations and Debt Ceiling to Dec. 8
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Congress Clears $15B in Harvey Aid, Extends FY18 Appropriations and Debt Ceiling to Dec. 8

September 8, 2017 Both chambers of Congress have cleared legislation that extends government-wide appropriations until December 8 and which suspends the statutory ceiling on the public debt until...

Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bill Now Expected to Include Self-Driving Trucks
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bill Now Expected to Include Self-Driving Trucks

September 6, 2017 – 11:00 p.m. Earlier today, the House passed the SELF DRIVE Act – a bill that zoomed through the legislative process in a few short months with bipartisan support (almost)...

USDOT Will Revise Federal Automated Vehicle Policy Next Week
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance

USDOT Will Revise Federal Automated Vehicle Policy Next Week

September 8, 2017 USDOT will release the Trump Administration’s first update to the federal government’s policies around automated vehicles (AVs) next week, according to...

Governance of a Nonprofit ATC Provider: A Primer
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance

Governance of a Nonprofit ATC Provider: A Primer

September 8, 2017 One of the issues that has arisen regarding the proposal made by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) to spin off air traffic control...

ATC Reform, General Aviation, and Service to Small Communities
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

ATC Reform, General Aviation, and Service to Small Communities

September 8, 2017 In the current debate about the proposal made by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) to spin off air traffic control (ATC) provision...

FY17 TIGER Grant Applications Solicited
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

FY17 TIGER Grant Applications Solicited

September 8, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a formal notice announcing the availability of $480 million in TIGER grants for surface transportation projects using funding...

FHWA Gives States $3.1B in Extra FY17 Highway Funding
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,State Governance

FHWA Gives States $3.1B in Extra FY17 Highway Funding

September 8, 2017 The Federal Highway Administration on August 31 gave state departments of transportation an extra $3.1 billion in obligation authority for the federal-aid highways program for...

USDOT I.G. Criticizes NextGen Cost-Benefit Analysis
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance

USDOT I.G. Criticizes NextGen Cost-Benefit Analysis

September 7, 2017 The Inspector General (IG) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) made public this week an August 15 letter with their analysis on the Federal Aviation...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 11, 2017
Automated Vehicles,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Pipelines,Railroads,Trucking

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 11, 2017

POSTPONED – Tuesday, September 12 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard stakeholder...

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