The Firm has been and continues to be deeply involved in many areas of administrative policy and regulations, including transportation as a whole, transportation safety, transportation education, consumer safety, rail safety, environmental protection, economic development, energy, aviation, aviation safety, and more.
Developed language that provided $6.6 billion for Projects of National and Regional Significance.
Federal Aviation Administration
Developed language for the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 that urges the application of Qualifications-Based Selection to airside projects funded by Passenger Facility charges.
Clean Water Reauthorization
Developed language for inclusion in H.R.1262, the Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 (as passed by the House), and S.1005 (as reported by the Senate) which requires the application of Qualifications-Based Selection to the Clean Water/Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Funds; and also developed language on eligibility for, and the funding of, the clean Water/Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.
Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Developed language for inclusion in the 2007 enacted Water Resources Development Act to authorize funds for the eastward expansion of Craney Island at 50/50 cost share as opposed to the traditional 80/20.
Moving Ahead for Progress Act (MAP-21)
Fended off language that would have adversely impacted a client’s program which monitors truck traffic via interstate weight stations; worked on various freight issues, including a truck size and weight study; and, averted motor vehicle recall requirements.
Water Resources Development Act of 2013
Secured language in the Senate-passed bill providing for the transfer of certain property related to the development of Craney Island.
Environmental Protection Agency
Currently pursuing approval to allow the import of biodiesel fuel to the United States; secured an exception to permit the entry of foreign motor vehicles to the United States for the purpose of transporting a commercial air vessel.
Ports and Waterways
Secured a favorable decision by USDOT that State funding for ports could include inland ports.
Fended off efforts by Congress to require certain information be made available by auto auction companies; averted efforts in MAP-21 with regards to recall requirements; and worked to exempt auto dealers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
State Tribal Assistance
Secured funding policy under the State Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) section of Interior. Project examples include the replacement/upgrade of reservoir facilities as well as various flood control projects.