White House Spending Cuts Largely Spare Transportation Programs

ISSUE / Weeks of April 30 and May 7, 2018

  • May 09,2018 |

    White House Spending Cuts Largely Spare Transportation Programs

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    May 9, 2018 The White House sent up a long-awaited package of spending cuts to Capitol Hill yesterday for consideration under an expedited process that is exempt from filibuster in the Senate. The...
  • May 10,2018 |

    Why Did Air Traffic Control Reform Efforts Fail (Again)?

    Air Traffic Control,Airlines
    May 10, 2018 An unusually strong alignment of interests supporting fundamental restructuring of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system in the last few years gave many of us optimism that...
FY19 Appropriations Process Begins
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...

What Did Transit Advocates Get Wrong In Nashville?
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...

House Subcommittee Examines Competition Between Electric and Conventional Cars
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 today at a hearing, “Sharing...

USDOT Announces Drone Integration Pilot Program Sites
Aviation,Aviation Safety,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...

CBO Updates Spending Baseline to Use FY18 Omnibus Totals As A Starting Point
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...

House Bill Proposes All-Time High Spending for Corps of Engineers
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...

Water Resources Reauthorization Bill Introduced in Senate
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...

FTA Gives Out Full FY18 Transit Apportionments
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...

Eno Staff to Participate in Infrastructure Week Events
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...

Eno Selects 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow

Eno Selects 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow

The Eno Center for Transportation has selected So Jung Kim for the Eno Summer 2018 Thomas J. O’Bryan Transportation Policy and Finance Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to provide a...

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