Appropriations Work Continues (Behind the Scenes) Over August Recess

ISSUE / Weeks of August 5 and August 12, 2019

  • August 16,2019

    Appropriations Work Continues (Behind the Scenes) Over August Recess

    Appropriations,FY20
    It may be a quiet Congressional recess in most places around the nation's capital, but work continues in some circles on the fiscal 2020 appropriations process, focusing on three areas: drafting an...
  • August 16,2019

    Parking Reform Picks up Steam in 2019

    Land use,Roadway Design
    The United States is estimated to have anywhere from 722 million to 2 billion parking spaces, and many U.S. cities are commonly associated with car-centric land use and plentiful parking. Houston,...
DOT Issues Amendments to Truck/Bus Driver Hours of Service Rules
Freight,Highway Safety,Highways,Trucking

DOT Issues Amendments to Truck/Bus Driver Hours of Service Rules

This week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a proposed rule that would implement some long-expected changes in the federal rules that govern the consecutive and...

Shared Scooters Can Be Good for the Environment… If You Remove the Automobile
Dockless,Microtransit,Shared Vehicles,Transit Workforce

Shared Scooters Can Be Good for the Environment… If You Remove the Automobile

August 15, 2019 Since the recent introduction of scooters, some cities have piloted or allowed them on all streets as a potential means to reduce vehicle miles traveled. But similar to their...

FRA Asks for Applicants for $244M in FY19 Rail Grants
Federal Funding,Funding & Finance,FY19,Rail

FRA Asks for Applicants for $244M in FY19 Rail Grants

This week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the availability of $252.5 million in fiscal year 2019 funding for rail capital improvement grants under the CRISI program (Consolidated Rail...

CBO To Release Updated HTF Forecast August 21
Federal Budget,FY20,Highway Trust Fund

CBO To Release Updated HTF Forecast August 21

The Congressional Budget Office is scheduled to release its annual summer update to its Budget and Economic Outlook on August 21. Among many other details, the new update should include updated...

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