June 5, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent Congress a proposed list of 26 projects totaling $1.535 billion under the so-called INFRA grant program (called the FASTLANE grant program under the Obama Administration because its statutory acronym, NHSFP, is not easily pronounceable).
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May 18, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration signed two more Capital Investment Grant “small start” funding agreements this week, one of which represents the first FTA commitment of unallocated 2018 CIG appropriations.
May 17, 2018 – The White House’s much-ballyhooed package of proposed spending cuts, submitted to Congress on May 8 and then introduced in the House as the bill H.R. 3 on the following day, proposes to rescind (cancel) $15.2 billion in appropriations from fiscal year 2017 and prior years.
May 10, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration has at last distributed the full amount of fiscal year 2018 funding for mass transit programs provided by the omnibus appropriations bill enacted into law on March 23.
May 9, 2018 – The White House sent up a long-awaited package of spending cutsto Capitol Hill yesterday for consideration under an expedited process that is exempt from filibuster in the Senate. Of the $15.349 billion in spending cuts proposed by the legislation, just $279 million come from the Department of Transportation, and most of that comes from the elimination of “dead earmarks” in old appropriations acts.
April 27, 2018 – The Department of Transportation has gotten a quick start in soliciting applications for many FY 2018 discretionary grant programs – $1.65 billion in grant money was made available in various announcements that have gone out this month.
April 20, 2018 – The TIGER program is no more. Long live the BUILD program! The Department of Transportation today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity inviting applications for $1.5 billion in surface transportation grants provided by the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations act.
April 18, 2018 – On Monday evening, the Federal Highway Administration distributed $36.4 billion in fiscal year 2018 highway spending authority to states pursuant to the recently-enacted fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations law.
April 13, 2018 – President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders got an earful of grief from conservatives after a mammoth $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill was approved by Congress and signed into law last month.
April 5, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 spending caps were raised by another $558 million this week, but very quietly. And, as usual, it is the fault of the Transportation-HUD Subcommittee.
April 4, 2018 – The just-enacted omnibus appropriations act for fiscal year 2018 has tripled the amount of funding available for the U.S.
March 22, 2018 – At 1 p.m. today, the House of Representatives passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 by a roll call vote of 256 to 167.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released last night contained large spending increases for all things water – water resources, water supply, and the use of that water in interstate and foreign commerce.
March 22, 2018 -Did the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations package unveiled last night meet the promise of $10 billion in increased infrastructure spending?
March 22, 2018 – Surface transportation safety programs received significant funding increases in the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released yesterday, with much of the money devoted to a new DOT-wide autonomous vehicles R&D program.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation introduced last night triples funding for the TIGER discretionary surface transportation grant program in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, from last year’s $500 million to $1.5 billion.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill appears to accede to President Trump’s request to remove the $900 million in funding for the Gateway Program of NY/NJ rail projects, but it’s more complicated than that.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations agreement includes $3.09 billion for the programs of the Federal Railroad Administration, an increase of $1.24 billion (67 percent) over last year.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation provides a total of $13.5 billion for the programs of the Federal Transit Administration, an increase of $1.07 billion (8.6 percent) over last year.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations package contains $47.5 billion in budgetary resources for the Federal Highway Administration.