Mike Miller

Mike Miller
Democrats Object To Policy Riders And Lack Of Budget Context
The bill includes $27.8 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2019 – $542 million more than enacted in FY 2018 and $11.7 billion above the President’s request.

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation published a solicitation of applications for National Infrastructure Investments, known as BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants in the April 27th edition of the Federal Register.  This document contained an incorrect deadline date. Applications must be submitted by 8:00 p.m. E.D.T. on July 19, 2018 – one day later than the initial published due date.  The correction is located here. The original NOFO is located here.


Automated vehicle technologies range from driver assistance applications to fully automated systems that do not require a human driver.  The report outlines FTA’s five year plan to explore the application of automation levels to bus operations, including:

  • automated shuttle services;
  • advanced driver assistance systems
  • maintenance, yard, and parking operations; 
  • mobility-on-demand service; and
  • automated bus rapid transit applications.
Today the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the award of nine Targeted Airshed Grants to projects in Alaska, California, and Utah.