McCarthy (Finally) Makes Progress Towards Getting Speakership

ISSUE / Weeks of December 26, 2022 and January 2, 2023

  • January 06,2023 |

    McCarthy (Finally) Makes Progress Towards Getting Speakership

    Federal Governance
    After a week of gridlock, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) finally made progress towards getting a majority of the House to back his bid for Speakership in the new Congress. On the first...
  • January 06,2023 |

    Strategies to Hire, Train, and Retain Bus Operators: New Report Will Help Transit Agencies Overcome Obstacles

    Buses,Public transit
    This week, the Transportation Research Board released a pre-publication draft of the “Practitioner’s Guide to Bus Operator Workforce Management” a report that will help transit agencies better...
House GOP to Adopt USDOT Budget Freeze As Part of New Rules Package
Funding & Finance

House GOP to Adopt USDOT Budget Freeze As Part of New Rules Package

As part of their takeover of the House of Representatives tomorrow, House Republicans are scheduled to adopt a new package of rules for their chamber (H. Res. 5) that will have the effect of freezing...

DOT Selects $1.2 Billion in Megaproject Awards for FY22 Cycle
FY22,Highways & Streets

DOT Selects $1.2 Billion in Megaproject Awards for FY22 Cycle

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congress that they have selected nine projects to share almost $1.2 billion in "megaproject" funding through the first year's awards of...

DOT Gives $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects
Bridges,FY22

DOT Gives $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects

The Biden Administration announced this week that four highway bridge projects will split nearly $2.1 billion in federal funding under the first year's installment of the new bridge program created...

Biden Administration Gives $1.6 Billion for Bridge Project Sought by McConnell, Portman
Bridges,FY22

Biden Administration Gives $1.6 Billion for Bridge Project Sought by McConnell, Portman

President Biden will visit Covington, Kentucky tomorrow to make a joint appearance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and others to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation...

Biden Re-Nominates FAA, Amtrak, FMC Nominees
Federal Governance

Biden Re-Nominates FAA, Amtrak, FMC Nominees

When the Senate adjourned sine die at the end of the 117th Congress, at 11:30 a.m. on January 3, all pending legislation died, and all pending nominations were returned to the White House. Later that...

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