The Coalition for Smarter Transportation Expresses Support for the Bi-Partisan ‘America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act’

The Coalition for Smarter Transportation Expresses Support for the Bi-Partisan ‘America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act’ The Bipartisan Reauthorization of the Highway Title Increases Funding for Highway Provisions by 27% and includes numerous provisions that will make our transportation system smarter and more resilient. (Washington, DC) The Coalition for Smarter Transportation (CoaST) issued the following statement of…

Legislative Alert — Tell FTA to Extend the Buy America Waiver for Mini-vans

Legislative Alert: Minivan Buy America Waiver In May 2016, the FTA issued a partial Buy America waiver for the procurement of minivans used in vanpool programs. Specifically, the notice waived steel content requirements.  FTA did, however, require final assembly in the United States. The waiver is limited to contracts entered before September 30, 2019 or…

House Ways & Means Hearing to Hold Hearing on Employee Benefits and Tax Reform

The House Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Ending the TCJA Tax on Houses of Worship, Charities, and Nonprofits.” The hearing will take place Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. The Committee is inviting stakeholders to submit testimony. Details on testimony submission can…

House Transportation Committee Calls for Policy Input from Stakeholders – Action Alert

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is soliciting stakeholder input with regards to the Committee’s work on infrastructure within our jurisdiction this Congress. We encourage all stakeholders to submit policy priorities by email to TIStakeholders@mail.house.gov. The Committee will also be holding a Members’ Day Hearing for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight…

National Climate Assessment Delivers Stark Warning About Climate Change

On Friday, November 23, the US Global Change Research Program, a team of 13 federal agencies, released the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This report, which provides a range of information, warns that the impacts of climate change are occurring faster than anticipated and will have a large impact on all levels of our economy. The report estimates that on the higher range…