September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

Top News

  • Attacks on Biden in Debate Highlight Divide Over the Obama Legacy. New York Times
  • Trump fires foreign policy hawk Bolton, citing strong disagreements. Reuters
  • Republican Dan Bishop Wins North Carolina Special Congressional Election. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Administration finalizes repeal of 2015 water rule Trump called ‘destructive and horrible.’ Washington Post
  • California wildfires result in $11 billion settlement. Axios
  • White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources. Reuters
  • Report says airlines’ carbon emissions are growing fast. Associated Press

Indian Affairs 


  • Union Organizing Emails May Be Subject to Disclosure After State High Court Ruling. Route Fifty
  • California Senate passes bill making it more difficult to classify workers as contractors. Supply Chain Dive
  • California Just Upended Gig Work. Other Cities and States Could Follow. CityLab

Taxation & Trade

  • More Dems see path to resolving new NAFTA differences. Politico
  • China exempts import tariffs on some U.S. goods ahead of trade talks. Axios
  • U.S. Deficit Tops $1 Trillion in First 11 Months of Fiscal Year. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump says he is planning a ‘very substantial’ middle class tax cut in next year. The Hill


  • Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles. Wired
  • Uber will spend $200 million to expand its Uber Freight trucking venture. The Verge
  • Rethinking urban mobility systems through data intelligence. Freight Waves
  • Waymo eyes deploying self-driving technology in trucking: CEO Krafcik. Reuters
  • Highlights: New transportation technologies bring rewards and risks. Brookings Institution

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated At House Hearing. AASHTO
  • Railroads’ PTC Implementation Progressing, FRA Announces. Transport Topics
  • Cities Need ‘Sophisticated Urban Freight Policies,’ Report Says. Transport Topics
  • How to Build a New Park So Its Neighbors Benefit. CityLab
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