March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

Top News

  • White House to Nominate Steve Dickson as Permanent FAA Head. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump says he’ll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed. The Hill
  • Britain will not leave the E.U. next week after European leaders allow a short Brexit reprieve. Washington Post
  • Jimmy Carter Is Now the Longest-Living U.S. President. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • New Council Will Advise Gov. Kate Brown On Improving Oregon’s Wildfire Response. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Acting Interior chief moves to protect access to public lands. The Hill
  • To Avoid Climate Disaster, Urban Transportation Must Change, Now. CityLab
  • The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams That May Be Outmatched by Climate Change. New York Times
  • Trump Administration Plans Flood Insurance Overhaul. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • Oregon Leaders Plan Congressional Hearings On Chemawa Indian School. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Neil Gorsuch joins liberals giving Yakama Nation a Supreme Court victory over state of Washington. Spokesman Review
  • Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds. Associated Press
  • Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal investigation. The Hill
  • Native American inmates in Texas don’t have to cut hair, court rules. Associated Press


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Gas-Tax Hike: A Rare Big Idea With Bipartisan Backing. Wall Street Journal
  • Investors Eagerly Await Trump Rules on Opportunity Zones. New York Times
  • How ‘Opportunity Zones’ Could Transform Communities. Governing
  • California Governor on Opportunity Zones: ‘I hope it’s not just to make a quick buck.’ Route Fifty
  • Trump: Trade gap, not autos, poses national security threat. Politico
  • Trump Says Tariffs on Chinese Goods Will Stay for ‘Substantial Period of Time.’ Wall Street Journal


  • House Republicans Push for Action on Self-Driving Vehicles Bill. Transport Topics
  • U.S. regulators want public’s view on cars with no steering wheel, brakes. Reuters
  • Americans Still Fear Self-Driving Cars. Bloomberg
  • The CDC is studying e-scooter injuries. Washington Post
  • Utah Just Became a Leader in Digital Privacy. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Four Observations on the Future of Mobility. Cities Speak
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to play bigger space role under new chairman. Politico
  • Sens. Baldwin, Cornyn draft bill to protect U.S. rail-car manufacturing. Progressive Railroading
  • Report shows states have introduced 185 bills to boost transportation investment. The Trucker 
  • APTA report identifies $232B in critical transportation investments. Progressive Railroading
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