Issue / Federal Budget

President Requests $74 Billion Discretionary Spending Cap Increase

February 4, 2015 The President’s budget released this week contains the official discretionary spending cap totals under the...

Administration Proposes Revised 6-Year, $478 Billion GROW AMERICA Surface Reauthorization

February 4, 2015 President Obama proposed a six-year, $478.3 billion surface transportation spending plan as part of his fiscal 2016...

President Submits $94.7 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

February 4, 2015 The budget request for fiscal 2016 for much of the Department of Transportation is hard to separate from the...

FAA Short-Term Extension Coming in September – But How Long?

August 12, 2015 Among the “must-pass” items that Congress must address in September is a law extending the Airport and Airway...

Discretionary Spending Situation For 2016 Becomes Clearer

January 21, 2015 On January 12, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated estimate of the maximum levels of discretionary...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

Funding for freight can be a critical element for the next transportation bill

The United States currently lacks a comprehensive national freight policy. Over the past several years, there has been extensive...

FY 1982 Reagan Transportation Budget Details

February 3, 2015 The ETW staff is hard at work putting together a mammoth summary of the President's new transportation budget...

President Releases FY 2016 Budget Request

February 2, 2015 This is a preliminary Eno Transportation Weekly Express update on the President’s budget request for fiscal year...

CBO Releases Initial FY 2016 Budget Outlook

January 26, 2015 The Congressional Budget Office has released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The main narrative document...

2015: Year of Opportunity for Federal Transportation Policy?

As we look back on 2014, it is hard to draw many positive conclusions about recent progress on federal transportation policy. Congress...

CBO Implies Problem With 80-20 HTF Split; Enzi to Chair Budget; Musical Chairs at Senate Appropriations

December 18, 2014 CBO report implies problems with 80-20 gas tax split. Right before Thanksgiving, the Congressional Budget Office...

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