Trottenberg on Board

Jan. 19, 2021 – According to Politico, the Biden transition announced a handful of second-in-command picks over the weekend, including for DOT. Polly Trottenberg, who resigned in November as head of New York City’s transportation department, will be appointed deputy Transportation secretary. She’s an experienced hand who has put in the years at DOT and on the Hill and could help fill some…

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NSSGA Calls Trump’s Proposed Infrastructure Cuts Surprising

President Trump sent his budget to Congress, a “wish list” that reflects his vision for federal discretionary spending. This kicks off the fiscal year 2018 Congressional appropriations season, and the process by which members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees ultimately set the funding levels for these programs.  

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Transportation for America Group Blasts Trump’s Budget Proposal

Transportation for America –  an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country advocating for investment in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions – released a strongly worded objection to President Trump’s budget proposal for FY 2018. The proposal cuts the U.S. Department of Transportation’s discretionary budget by 13 percent, ends the popular TIGER competitive grant program,…

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Obama Launches Build America Investment Initiative

President Obama, speaking at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware, announced a new executive action to create the Build America Investment Initiative, a government-wide initiative to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth.

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Grow America Act: An Analysis

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the Obama administration’s Grow America Act, a $302 billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization. The proposal would increase federal highway investment by almost $10 billion per year and public transportation investment by nearly $7.5 billion annually from FY 2015-2018.

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