March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

Top Political News

  • Jay Inslee, Washington Governor and Climate Advocate, Enters 2020 Race. New York Times
  • Six Key Takeaways From the Michael Cohen Hearing. Wall Street Journal
  • Battle Over Security Clearances Accelerates With Report Of Trump Intervention. National Public Radio
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Senate confirms Wheeler as Trump’s permanent EPA chief. Politico
  • In Show of Bipartisanship, House Approves a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill. New York Times
  • Meet The White House’s New Chief Climate Change Skeptic. National Public Radio
  • NOAA delays launch of ‘next generation’ weather forecast model and names new acting head. Washington Post

Indian Affairs


  • AFL-CIO settles on NLRB pick. Politico
  • The Gap Between Workers and Jobs. Route Fifty
  • Inside the Hottest Job Market in Half a Century. Wall Street Journal
  • Uber and Lyft are reportedly giving drivers cash to buy shares in their respective IPOs. TechCrunch

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • The Gas Tax At 100: Oregon Enacts America’s First-Ever Motor Fuel Tax, February 25, 1919. Eno Transportation
  • 18 Cents a Gallon? 20 Cents? Two Governors Float Major Gas Tax Hikes. Governing
  • Taxing Uber and Lyft rides is L.A. County’s latest idea to free up congested roads. LA Times
  • Trump Trade Adviser Defends China Deal Before Congressional Skeptics. New York Times
  • Debt Limit May Not Be Increased Until October, Chuck Grassley Says. Bloomberg
  • South Korea to work with U.S. and North Korea after failed nuclear talks. Reuters


  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Addresses Autonomous Tech, Infrastructure at AASHTO Briefing. Transport Topics
  • Using Data to Figure Out Where Transit Should Go. Nextgov
  • How new ideas of mobility will shape public EV charging infrastructure. Utility Dive
  • Daimler and BMW announce $1.1 billion partnership in a bid to take on Uber. CNBC
  • FTC’s New Task Force Could Be Trouble for Big Tech. Wall Street Journal
  • Sprint’s 5G wireless launch, planned for May, could be the country’s first. Washington Post

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • House Transportation Leader DeFazio Offers Infrastructure Legislation Road Map. Transport Topics
  • Governors bullish on infrastructure after Trump talks. The Hill
  • Pence promises governors that Congress will pass an infrastructure bill by next year. Washington Post
  • NTSB makes key leadership changes. Progressive Railroading
  • L.I.R.R. Accident: How a Hazardous Rail Crossing Became a Deadly Crash Site. New York Times
  • Pentagon says it will delay, but not cancel, other projects to fund Trump’s wall. Washington Post
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