Florida Court Lifts Mask Mandate in Transportation; DOJ to Appeal

ISSUE / Weeks of April 11 and 18, 2022

  • April 22,2022 |

    Florida Court Lifts Mask Mandate in Transportation; DOJ to Appeal

    Public health,Safety & Security
    A federal judge in Tampa, Florida on April 18 overturned the Centers for Disease Control's mandate that everyone using airline, intercity rail, or local mass transit wear masks while on the...
  • April 22,2022 |

    Tackling Governance in Transit Megaprojects – Key Lessons from Eno’s Examination of Transit Governance in Austin

    Infrastructure,Local governance
    Over two dozen new rail transit projects are set to open for service across the United States by 2030. There will likely be even more proposed projects given the significant infusion of federal...
Guest Op-Ed: Reclaiming the National Narrative on Transit Safety
Public health,Public transit,Traffic Safety

Guest Op-Ed: Reclaiming the National Narrative on Transit Safety

In our daily lives, we often take for granted the numerous protections in place to ensure we arrive safely at our destinations. The now ubiquitous seatbelt had decades of scientific research...

Amtrak Concedes Perpetual $1 Billion/Year Operating Losses
Amtrak,Rail

Amtrak Concedes Perpetual $1 Billion/Year Operating Losses

What a difference two years makes. In fiscal 2019, Amtrak only lost $29 million on operations, and the budget estimates submitted to Congress in March 2020 predicted a break-even that year,...

Amtrak’s FY23 Budget Adheres to IIJA Authorizations
Amtrak,Rail

Amtrak’s FY23 Budget Adheres to IIJA Authorizations

Amtrak has released its own request for federal appropriations for fiscal year 2023, separate from the request submitted on Amtrak's behalf by the Biden Administration last month. Amtrak's request...

FHWA Releases $1.2 Billion in Carbon Reduction Program FY22 Funding for Use
Emissions,Highways & Streets

FHWA Releases $1.2 Billion in Carbon Reduction Program FY22 Funding for Use

This week, the Federal Highway Administration released the guidance document that allows states to begin using the $1.2 billion in highway contract authority under the new Carbon Reduction Program...

Eno Welcomes New Board of Advisors Members
Eno Announcements

Eno Welcomes New Board of Advisors Members

(Washington, DC) – The Eno Center for Transportation announces the appointment of a new slate of members to its Board of Advisors. Eno’s Board of Advisors provides valuable expertise on critical...

Scott Lifts “Holds” on USDOT Nominees
USDOT

Scott Lifts “Holds” on USDOT Nominees

Sen. Rick Scott (F-FL) this week lifted "holds" he had placed on pending nominees for positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation, which could allow the Senate to confirm several more nominees...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 25, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of April 25, 2022

Wednesday, April 27 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on the Coast Guard, MARAD and FMC budget requests...

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