One-Year Surface Transportation Extension Seen as Most Likely Option

ISSUE / Weeks of August 31 and September 7, 2020

  • September 08,2020 |

    One-Year Surface Transportation Extension Seen as Most Likely Option

    FY21,Highway Trust Fund
    Congressional leaders and transportation stakeholders appear to be coalescing around support for a one-year surface transportation extension bill, to be enacted before the end of the fiscal year on...
  • September 11,2020 |

    Eno and Next Week’s Infrastructure Events

    Next week marks the launch of the annual week of infrastructure education and advocacy events (don't call it Infrastructure Week). This year's United for Infrastructure program focuses on how the...
Amtrak Asks for $5 Billion in House Subcommittee Hearing
Amtrak

Amtrak Asks for $5 Billion in House Subcommittee Hearing

On Wednesday, September 9, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing about recent events at Amtrak in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. After achieving...

“Clean” Appropriations Extension Being Negotiated With End Date Still Unclear
Appropriations,FY21

“Clean” Appropriations Extension Being Negotiated With End Date Still Unclear

It's the second week of September, and in every year for the past 25 years, that means that Congress has to pass a stopgap continuing resolution by September 30 to prevent a lapse-of-appropriations...

Administration Befuddles Congress With Highway Trust Fund Revenue Estimates
Fuel tax,FY21,Highway Trust Fund

Administration Befuddles Congress With Highway Trust Fund Revenue Estimates

As legislators and Congressional staff negotiate the parameters of what increasingly looks like a one-year extension of the FAST Act, the Trump Administration's estimate of how much extra money the...

New HTF Forecast Worse for FY20-21, Not So Bad Long-Term
Highway Trust Fund

New HTF Forecast Worse for FY20-21, Not So Bad Long-Term

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released a dismal new budget and economic outlook that estimates the effect of coronavirus, and the spending and tax legislation passed in the last six...

Some Transit Agencies, Airports Still Slow to Spend Emergency COVID Money
Airports,Appropriations,FY20,Transit

Some Transit Agencies, Airports Still Slow to Spend Emergency COVID Money

Mass transit agencies across the country spent $2.3 billion of their CARES Act coronavirus funding in July, while airports spent $652 million of theirs, according to new reporting from the Office of...

Transportation Jobs Showed Little Growth in August
Workforce

Transportation Jobs Showed Little Growth in August

Jobs in the transportation sector showed little growth in August, according to the Department of Labor's monthly update. The heavy and civil engineering sector lost about 5,500 jobs in August,...

Recap of Eno Webinar on Equity in Congestion Pricing
Congestion Pricing,Equity,Highways,Local governance,Public/Private Partnerships,Regional governance,State Governance,Streets

Recap of Eno Webinar on Equity in Congestion Pricing

In August, Eno hosted a webinar titled Congestion Pricingā€™s Role in Building More Equitable Transportation Systems. The webinar was a follow-up to our report on congestion pricing, which describes...

The St. Lawrence Seaway and Federal Maritime Policy Under President Eisenhower
Maritime

The St. Lawrence Seaway and Federal Maritime Policy Under President Eisenhower

(Clicking on hyperlinks in the text will take you to original source documents, many of which are from the Eisenhower Library or other National Archives facilities and have never before been...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 14, 2020

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 14, 2020

Wednesday, September 16 ā€“ Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation ā€“ full committee business meeting to mark up bills including S. 3969, aircraft certification reform, and the Soskin, Primus,...

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