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Eno Transportation Weekly

Weeks of April 30 and May 7, 2018

In This Issue

Appropriations, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
FY19 Appropriations Process Begins
May 10, 2018 The annual appropriations process for fiscal year 2019 has now begun, with the House Appropriations Committee approving its first two bills this week and with subcommittees approving several more (including the bill funding most feder... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our [...]
Bicycle, Buses, Commuter Rail, Governance, Local governance, Pedestrian, Public transit, Rail, State governance
What Did Transit Advocates Get Wrong In Nashville?
May 8, 2018 – Mass transit advocates in Nashville, Tennessee were dealt a crushing setback one week ago today when a referendum to approve a $6.6 billion mass transit capital program ($8.9 billion once operating and financing costs were factored in) was rejected by voters by almost a 2 to 1 margin.
Cybersecurity, electric vehicles, emissions, Environment, Federal governance, Governance, Streets
House Subcommittee Examines Competition Between Electric and Conventional Cars
May 8, 2018–The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment examined the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) and the public policies supporting their growth Tuesday at a hearing, “Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.”
Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance, Unmanned aerial systems
USDOT Announces Drone Integration Pilot Program Sites
May 10, 2018 – On Wednesday, May 9, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (USDOT) Elaine Chao announced the first ten state, local, and tribal governments selected to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP).
Appropriations, Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance
CBO Updates Spending Baseline to Use FY18 Omnibus Totals As A Starting Point
May 9, 2018 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has updated its annual baseline for discretionary spending to use the account-level totals in the recently enacted omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2018 as a starting point. CBO issu... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership [...]
Appropriations, Federal budget, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, ports
House Bill Proposes All-Time High Spending for Corps of Engineers
May 7, 2018 Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of a draft Energy and Water Development appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019 which will be considered in a subcommittee markup at 5:30 p.m. today. (May 8 update: the b... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or [...]
Environment, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Maritime
Water Resources Reauthorization Bill Introduced in Senate
May 10, 2018 On May 8, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduced the biennial water resources bill, this time called "America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018." The introduced bill is numbered S. 2... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out [...]
Appropriations, Commuter Rail, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Public transit, Rail, Railroads
FTA Gives Out Full FY18 Transit Apportionments
May 10, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration has at last distributed the full amount of fiscal year 2018 funding for mass transit programs provided by the omnibus appropriations bill enacted into law on March 23. The formal announcement hasn... Sorry - you don't have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out [...]
Airports, Aviation, Freight, Freight rail, Maritime, Rail, Railroads
Eno Staff to Participate in Infrastructure Week Events
Infrastructure Week 2018 is next week, May 14-21, and Eno staff will participate in two events on infrastructure resiliency and freight transportation. See below for the latest on those panels, and see the Infrastructure Week calendar for a full list of events.
Airports, Amtrak, Appropriations, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal funding, Federal governance, Governance, Maritime, ports, Public transit, Rail, Rail safety, Railroads
Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 14, 2018
Tuesday, May 15 – Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – full committee business meeting to consider nominations including Thelma Drake to be FTA Administrator – 10:00 a.m., SD-538 Dirksen. Wednesday, May 16 – House Appropriations – full committee business meeting to mark up the draft Energy and Water Development appropriations bill and the draft Agriculture [...]
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