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Category: FY18

FHWA Gives States FY18 Highway Funding; Indicates Record High Allocated Withholding

October 6, 2017 – This week, the Federal Highway Administration formally gave states $41.4 billion in highway contract authority via formula for fiscal year 2018. However, a temporary placement of obligation limitation on that contract authority reveals that the amount of “usable” money kept back from states for the first 11 months of the fiscal year will rise to $6.7 billion in 2018.

Congress Clears $15B in Harvey Aid, Extends FY18 Appropriations and Debt Ceiling to Dec. 8

September 8, 2017 – Both chambers of Congress have cleared legislation that extends government-wide appropriations until December 8 and which suspends the statutory ceiling on the public debt until the same date. The legislation also provides $15.25 billion in emergency fiscal 2017 supplemental appropriations for relief from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Debate Terms Set for Transportation, Homeland Portions of FY18 Omnibus Appropriations

September 6, 2017 – 12:15 a.m. – The House Rules Committee at 10:45 p.m. last night approved terms for debate for the Department of Transportation and Department of Homeland Security portions of the omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2018 (H.R. 3354). The text of the rule for the special procedures is here. The rule is House Resolution 500.

Congress Faces Busy September On Spending, Debt, AVs, Aviation

September 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Congress returns to the nation’s capital today (the House at 2 p.m.; the Senate at 3 p.m.) for a busy month’s work. The House is scheduled to vote on omnibus FY 2018 appropriations, the first tranche of FY 2017 relief for areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and the first federal legislation regulating autonomous vehicles this week. Later this month, the House may take up legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.

Senate Panel Approves $79.6B FY18 USDOT Budget

July 28, 2017 – The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 27 unanimously approved legislation funding the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2018.

Amtrak Releases Corrected 5-Year Financial Plan

July 17, 2017 – As noted in last week’s ETW, Amtrak has released its own five-year business plan and financial forecast. The original version of the plan (preserved here for posterity) had inaccurate tables in the back of the report relating to route-by-route ridership and financial forecasts. Amtrak has now released a corrected version of the document.

House Amends, Passes FY18 Corps of Engineers Budget

July 27, 2017 – The House of Representatives was in session until 12:22 a.m. this morning amending the Energy and Water Development portions of the “security minibus” appropriations bill (H.R. 3299). Here’s what happened on the legislative day of July 26.

FY18 USDOT Funding Plan Approved by Senate Subcommittee

July 25, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. Earlier today, the Senate Transportation-Housing Subcommittee approved draft legislation appropriating $19.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation in fiscal year 2018. This is part of an overall bill appropria… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO […]

Amtrak Releases Full 5-Year Business Plan

July 20, 2017 – Amtrak submitted its fiscal 2018 budget request to Congress on May 31, but did not get around to publishing its full financial plan to accompany the budget request until late last week.

House Panel Approves FY18 TSA, Coast Guard Funding

July 20, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee on July 18 approved a draft bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2018. Unlike many non-defense programs, DHS was largely spared from proposed cuts in the President’s budget request, and the House bill largely adheres to the budget request.