Issue / Federal Funding

Federal, state, and local governments all play a significant role in funding $300 billion in annual transportation spending. The federal government, which funds about a third of the system, supplies important capital funding for highways, transit systems, airports, waterways, and ports while also operating the nation’s air traffic control system. State and local governments augment federal spending with their own to invest in and operate their transportation networks. Federal transportation law dictates how and where transportation is spent. Local funding and finance rely on a broad range of revenue sources, from ballot box measures to tolling and VMT fees.

Several Major Fiscal Issues Left for Congress in 2022, but Not Much Time

The 117th Congress expires at noon on January 3, 2023. While this appears to be six months from now on a normal calendar, this is a...

Full Committee OKs FY23 Transportation-HUD Funding Bill

Yesterday afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee, by voice vote, approved the bill providing annual funding for the Department...

House Panel Gives $546M Boost to Water Resources Appropriations

The House Appropriations Committee has released a draft bill that increases the regular budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'...

Inflation Means Biden’s Infrastructure Package Gets Less Bang for the Buck

That means if states have several infrastructure projects lined up on which they want to begin construction at the same time, they may...

Inflation Poses biggest threat to IIJA rollout: U.S. DOT official

“Externally our biggest headwind is the current economic environment,” said Katie Thomson, director of the Bipartisan...

House Appropriators Give USDOT 3.2% Boost in Discretionary Spending for 2023

Late this afternoon, the House Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing Appropriations approved a draft appropriations bill for fiscal...

ETW Funding Tables to Accompany FY 2023 DOT Appropriations – House Version

This is a PDF file of tables and charts to accompany the release of the House Appropriations Committee's draft of the fiscal 2023...

How Did the Administration’s “$4 Billion Substitution” Fare in the House Funding Bill?

The basic outline for the fiscal 2023 discretionary budget proposal for the Department of Transportation, compared with the...

Biden Calls on Congress to Enact 3-month Gas Tax Holiday

“All this does is make the trust fund even more dependent on the general fund [for maintaining roads and bridges], as opposed to...

House Appropriators Approve Spending Plan for FY23

Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved a plan to subdivide $1.6 trillion in discretionary spending for fiscal year 2023...

House Subcommittee Approves FY23 DHS Funding

This week, the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved a draft bill providing $60.3 billion in discretionary...

House Appropriators Release First Half of FY 2023 Spending Bills

The House Appropriations Committee has released the text of the first six of the twelve annual spending bills for fiscal year 2023 to...

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