Pelosi Promises Rollout of Infrastructure Initiative Week of Jan. 27

ISSUE / Weeks of January 6 and 13, 2020

  • January 17,2020 |

    Pelosi Promises Rollout of Infrastructure Initiative Week of Jan. 27

    Highway Trust Fund,Infrastructure
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in her weekly press conference yesterday that House Democrats would roll out their long-awaited infrastructure initiative when Congress returns from next week's...
  • January 17,2020 |

    Takeaways from the Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting

    Governance,Pedestrian & Bicycle
    This week, 14,000 transportation researchers and practitioners convened in Washington, DC for the Transportation Research Board annual meeting. Session topics covered all modes of transportation, all...
Guest Op-Ed: Less Spectrum Means Less Safety
Highway Safety,Pedestrian safety,Traffic Safety,USDOT

Guest Op-Ed: Less Spectrum Means Less Safety

We rarely hear about the 37,000 people who die every year on our roads. The statistics are staggering, which is a big part of the problem – we are numb to the numbers. But these are people – like...

Comparing the Transportation Plans of the 5 Leading Democratic Candidates
Infrastructure

Comparing the Transportation Plans of the 5 Leading Democratic Candidates

With one month to go until the February 19 infrastructure debate in Las Vegas for presidential candidates, where do the leading presidential candidates stand on transportation issues? In trying to...

Study Commissioned by Congress Recommends Increasing Airport PFC Cap by $3 per Passenger
Airports,Funding & Finance

Study Commissioned by Congress Recommends Increasing Airport PFC Cap by $3 per Passenger

A new study from the RAND Corporation, commissioned by Congress in 2018, recommends that the statutory maximum passenger facility charge (PFC) levied by airports be increased from $4.50 per passenger...

White House Releases Overhaul of NEPA Implementing Regulations
Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Project Delivery

White House Releases Overhaul of NEPA Implementing Regulations

On December 9, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a proposed rule to overhaul the enforcement of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) entitled, “Update to the...

USDOT Solicits Applications for $906M in FY20 INFRA Grants by Feb. 25
FASTLANE,FY20,Highways

USDOT Solicits Applications for $906M in FY20 INFRA Grants by Feb. 25

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that the available amount of competitive INFRA grant funding for fiscal year 2020 will be $906 million and that applications for grants will...

Administration Releases AV 4.0 Document
Automated Vehicles,USDOT

Administration Releases AV 4.0 Document

The Trump Administration today released the fourth iteration of a federal government policy statement on automated vehicles (AVs). The document, entitled Ensuring American Leadership in Automated...

Updated HTF Forecast From CBO Due Jan. 28
Budget,Highway Trust Fund,Public/Private Partnerships

Updated HTF Forecast From CBO Due Jan. 28

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will release its annual Budget and Economic Outlook report at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28. As part of this report, CBO is expected to issue an updated...

House to Consider $1.25 Billion in FHWA Emergency Relief Appropriations Week of Jan. 27
Appropriations,FY20,Highways

House to Consider $1.25 Billion in FHWA Emergency Relief Appropriations Week of Jan. 27

House Democratic leaders today announced that the House will consider a $3.35 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill the week after the MLK-week recess. While much of the aid in the bill...

OMB, CBO $918m Apart on Scoring FY20 THUD Appropriations
Appropriations,FY20

OMB, CBO $918m Apart on Scoring FY20 THUD Appropriations

Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget issued its report to Congress estimating total appropriations amounts contained in the two "minibus" bills enacted just before Christmas. The report...

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