One year after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders called on the Senate to advance automated vehicle legislation.
“After a year of delays, forcing automakers and innovators to develop in a state-by-state patchwork of rules, the Senate must act to support this critical safety innovation and secure America’s place as a global leader in technology,” a media release from the House committee states.
With a growing chance that Congressional leaders may reduce if not eliminate the traditional "August recess" this year in order to pass a variety of spending bills before the federal government's fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, lawmakers moved on three infrastructure- and transportation-related measures this week. The House Appropriations Committee formally approved a fiscal year 2019 transportation spending bill on May 23 by a vote of 34-17. It now heads to the full House for
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials yesterday held a hearing to gather stakeholders' perspectives on what's needed to improve the nation's rail infrastructure. Several representatives of railroad and transportation labor organizations testified before the subcommittee members. The hearing was held as the subcommittee and committee prepare for the Trump administration's infrastructure package prop
WASHINGTON--April 12 -- The U.S. House on Tuesday approved legislation to improve the collection of railroad safety data. The bill was introduced in response to the the September 2016 fatal train crash at Hoboken Terminal. And it's the first piece of legislation by freshman Rep. Josh Gottheimer to pass the chamber. The Democrat took office in January 2017. An NJ Transit train stops at Oradell station as Rep. Josh Gottheimer announces Gateway legislation. (Larry Higgs | NJ Ad
On March 29, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new $1.3 trillion spending package, of which $21.2 billion will be allocated for infrastructure spending. The new injection will fund the government through September 2018. The House passed the bill with a vote of 256-167 and the Senate followed suit with a vote of 65-32. Such voting trends suggest bipartisan approval of the new injection, which will be put towards a variety of projects across transportation, energ
Entitled, H.R. 4176, the Air Cargo Security Improvement Act, this legislation establishes the air cargo security division within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to carry out all air cargo security policy and stakeholder engagement. The United States House of Representatives recently signed off on legislation focused on air cargo security. Entitled, H.R. 4176, the Air Cargo Security Improvement Act, this legislation establishes the air cargo security division
The top advocate in Congress for shifting air-traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration to a non-profit corporation quit the effort Tuesday. The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said despite bipartisan support among lawmakers, industry and labor groups, there isn’t enough support to approve the proposal this year. President Trump endorsed privatization in both the budgets he submitted to Congress. Airl
Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates millions of jobs—good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas. And, it’s bipartisan. It’s one of the first things President Trump said he wanted to get done after he was elected. The time has come to work together to get this done, and get it done right. We cannot let another year go by without action. The good news is, the
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday proposed tightening development rules to strengthen Houston's defenses against flooding, the city's first concrete step to change building practices since Hurricane Harvey inundated hundreds of thousands of homes last August. Turner's proposed changes would require all new buildings outside the floodplain to be elevated two feet above the ground, and all new construction within the 500-year floodplain to be lifted two feet above the project
Better roads, shorter commutes to work - not bathroom bills. Tax reform that actually cuts property taxes - not petty political feuds. Common sense public policy - not social issue melodrama spun by the fringe. I think most of us would choose pragmatic governing in Austin any day over partisan divisiveness. But it's always nice when you hear a group of elected officials, all conservative Republicans, admit they want it, too. On Monday, a panel of six county judges representin