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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.

Congestion Pricing Can Be Built For Equity

Streetsblog reports on Eno's Congestion Pricing report, authored by Brianne Eby, Robert Puentes, and Martha Roskowski.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 1, 2020

Tuesday, June 2 – Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – full committee virtual hearing on implementation of Title IV of the...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 25, 2020

Friday, May 29 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee...

White House Wants Permitting Reform in Next Coronavirus Bill

Last Friday night (May 15), well after ETW had gone out, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the "Heroes Act" that would...

Eno Releases New Report on Congestion Pricing Principles for US Cities

In the United States, cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC are exploring congestion pricing as one...

CBO Updates Options for Highway Trust Fund Solvency

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office yesterday released a new report entitled Reauthorizing Federal Highway Programs: Issues...

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

“High-speed rail would be a terrible short-term stimulus," said Jeff Davis.

Senate Commerce Committee OKs Bills, Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a business meeting on May 20 to approve various bills and nominations...

Trump Nominates New DOT Inspector General; Names PHMSA Administrator As Acting IG

President Trump on May 15 announced that he intends to nominate a replacement for U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General...

How Quickly Will Airline Passenger Demand Recover?

Passenger air travel, anecdotally and as measured by TSA passenger throughput, is recovering slightly in May after bottoming out in...

Congestion Pricing in the United States

There is no silver bullet to fix the woes of urban mobility and access, but congestion pricing is a proven, viable, and effective tool....

White House to Nominate Two Democratic Members to Amtrak Board

The White House announced yesterday that President Trump will soon be making two more nominations to the Amtrak Board of Directors....

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