March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

Top News

  • Trump’s coronavirus national emergency declaration, briefly explained. Vox
  • Pelosi and Mnuchin closing in on a deal on coronavirus aid package. Politico
  • The Democratic Nomination Is Now In View For Joe Biden — And 5 Other Takeaways. NPR
  • Louisiana Postpones April Primary as 4 More States Prepare to Vote on Tuesday. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Senate energy bill negotiations could be delayed until after recess. The Hill
  • Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners from Flood Zones. New York Times
  • Senate confirms Danly, but Manchin pledges to hold out for Democratic FERC pairing in future. Utility Dive

Indian Affairs

  • Savanna’s Act, named for murdered Native American woman from Fargo, passes US Senate. Duluth News Tribune
  • MMIW families still need enforceable legislation. High Country News
  • The 5 million Americans that 2020 candidates refuse to talk about. Vox


  • Worker Safety Net Measures Get Attention As Coronavirus Outbreak Grinds On. Route Fifty
  • Coronavirus makes it impossible to ignore the economic insecurity built into our labor market. Brookings Institution
  • More Than Half of NLRB Regional Offices Have Top-Level Vacancies. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. Stocks Jump After Dow’s Worst Day Since 1987. Wall Street Journal
  • China’s Economy Reawakens to a World Recoiling as Virus Spreads. Bloomberg
  • Fed to pump in more than $1 trillion in dramatic ramping up of market intervention amid coronavirus meltdown. CNBC
  • Coronavirus FAQ: The U.S. Ban On Travel From Europe, Explained. NPR


  • How autonomous freight trains powered by artificial intelligence could come to a railroad near you. Seattle Times
  • Uber resumes AV testing in San Francisco. Smart Cities Dive
  • Uber may suspend the accounts of riders and drivers exposed to coronavirus. The Verge
  • In Planes and Trains, Mini-Mops and Fog Machines Battle Coronavirus. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Bill would allow Amtrak to sue freight railroads for delaying trains. WSPD
  • Civic group calls on Congress to rethink $305B transport bill. Smart Cities Dive
  • State DOTs Continue Coronavirus Response Ramp Up. AASHTO Journal
  • The Mystery of the Missing Bus Riders. New York Times
  • What Happened After Market Street Went Car-Free. CityLab

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