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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: FY18

Trump Admin. Selects $1.5B in Highway/Freight Funding Grants

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).

FTA Commits First FY18 Capital Investment Grant Funding

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.

FTA Gives Out Full FY18 Transit Apportionments

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.

White House Spending Cuts Largely Spare Transportation Programs

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.

USDOT Gets A Good Start on Giving Out FY18 Discretionary Funding

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.

FHWA Distributes $36.4 Billion in Highway Funding to States

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.

FY18 Omnibus: Water Resource, Supply and Navigation Programs

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.

FY18 Omnibus: TIGER Grants

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.

FY18 Omnibus: NY/NJ Gateway Program

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.

FY18 Omnibus: Railroad Programs

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. 

FY18 Omnibus: Mass Transit Programs

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. 

FY18 Omnibus: Highway Programs

March 22, 2018 – The fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations package contains $47.5 billion in budgetary resources for the Federal Highway Administration.