Manchin Suggests Debt Limit Talks Address HTF Solvency

ISSUE / Weeks of January 9 and 16, 2023

  • January 20,2023 |

    Manchin Suggests Debt Limit Talks Address HTF Solvency

    Highway Trust Fund
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) suggested this week that part of the answer to increasing the federal debt ceiling would be to include legislation that Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and he sponsor that would...
  • January 20,2023 |

    Why IIJA Funding Is Probably Safe From Proposed Spending Cuts

    Federal Funding,Infrastructure
    The new 118th Congress is less than three weeks old but the House has already passed legislation repealing appropriations made in the last Congress. In this case, the bill H.R. 23 attacked political...
17 New Republicans Named to House T&I; Tom Cole to Chair THUD Appropriations
Federal Governance

17 New Republicans Named to House T&I; Tom Cole to Chair THUD Appropriations

This week, a House Republican leadership panel named 17 new members to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (subject to pro forma ratification of the slate by the full House...

Cheap Transit Fares: Almost Zero but Not Quite
Accessibility,Equity,Transit

Cheap Transit Fares: Almost Zero but Not Quite

Everyone appreciates a good deal especially when we get something for free. We love free chocolates at hotels, warm cookies at realtors’ open houses, flash drives at conferences, and magnets at...

Schumer Calls for Quick Confirmation of Phil Washington to FAA
Aviation,Federal Governance

Schumer Calls for Quick Confirmation of Phil Washington to FAA

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued a public statement on January 15 calling for the quick confirmation of Phil Washington, President Biden's nominee to head the Federal Aviation...

Air Traffic Control Snafu Illustrates How Operating Programs Always Squeeze Capital Programs
Aviation

Air Traffic Control Snafu Illustrates How Operating Programs Always Squeeze Capital Programs

The Federal Aviation Administration had to suspend airline flights across the country on January 11 because of a problem with an antiquated electronic pilot notification system, which will force...

Update: 96% of First-Year IIJA Competitive Funding Now Open for Application or Assigned
FY22

Update: 96% of First-Year IIJA Competitive Funding Now Open for Application or Assigned

The New Year gives us a good opportunity to update our ongoing status page on how quickly the Department of Transportation is working through the massive amount of new competitive grant funding made...

Moving MaaS: Mobility as a Service in the United States and Abroad
Buses,Micromobility,Public transit,Shared Vehicles

Moving MaaS: Mobility as a Service in the United States and Abroad

Today, city inhabitants have access to almost a dozen different modes of transportation. However, almost a dozen different modes of transportation require almost a dozen different apps, payment...

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