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.

What’s in the FY22 Omnibus: The Big Picture

Eleven months passed between the release of President Biden's fiscal 2022 discretionary appropriations proposal on April 9, 2021 and...

FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Clears Congress; FY23 Budget Submission Imminent

Last night, the U.S. Senate passed the $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations act for fiscal year 2022 by a vote of 68 to 31. All 50...

House Passes FY22 Omnibus Appropriations

The House of Representatives has (finally) passed the $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that was unveiled at 1:30 a.m. this...

Rapid Response Webinar: A Debrief on the Omnibus Appropriations Package

Congress may have just released the text of its $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations package, but Jeff Davis already has you...

Why A Gas Tax Holiday Likely Wouldn’t Make a Big Difference At The Pump

And while savings at the pump may be relatively small, you could drive a Hummer through the hole it would leave in the federal...

$1.5T Omnibus Bill Sets Regular USDOT Budget at $104B for FY 2022

At 1:30 a.m. this morning, the text of the $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations package for fiscal 2022 was posted online. The House...

Time Running Out As CR Deadline Approaches, Administration Asks $33B in Emergency Funds

By Monday evening, we should know if Congress will be able to meet its March 11 deadline for providing additional appropriations to...

House Subcommittee Explores IIJA Impact On Small Businesses

To paraphrase the classic musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” there’s “no business likes small business.” At least, that’s what...

Government Shutdown Averted (Again), Deadline Pushed to March 11

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the three-week extension of the stopgap spending bill that is funding the government and which...

DOT, Energy Release Rules for National EV Charging Program

Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy released their initial guidance and rules for the $4.2 billion in formula...

House Extends CR to March 11 As Leaders Strike Secret Spending Deal

This week, Congressional leaders struck a bipartisan – but secret – deal on the ground rules for legislation finishing out the...

Yet Another FY 2022 CR Almost Certain Now – But For How Long?

Next week appears to be the make-or-break week for the dealmaking on the fiscal 2022 spending bills, ahead of a February 18 government...

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