Issue / FY20

End-of-FY20 Report on Aviation, Water Trust Funds

The Airport and Airway Trust Fund had a predictably bad year in fiscal 2020 (since Congress shut off tax collections halfway through...

Final Highway Trust Fund Tax Receipts Were Robust in FY 2020 – Suspiciously So

The books have closed on federal fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, and despite coronavirus and its effects on travel and...

Transit Agencies, Airports Spent Another $2.6 Billion of CARES Act Funding in August

U.S. mass transit providers and airport sponsors collectively spent another $2.6 billion of their $35 billion in special COVID-19 aid...

DOT Announces $321 Million in CRISI Rail Grants

On September 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the selectees for grants from the fiscal 2020 appropriation for the...

$1 Billion in BUILD Grants Announced by USDOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation on September 16 announced the selectees for $1 billion in surface transportation grants from the...

Some Transit Agencies, Airports Still Slow to Spend Emergency COVID Money

Mass transit agencies across the country spent $2.3 billion of their CARES Act coronavirus funding in July, while airports spent $652...

FHWA Gives States $4.8 Billion in Extra FY20 Highway Funding

Today, the Federal Highway Administration distributed an additional $4.8 billion in fiscal 2020 federal-aid highway funding to states...

FY 2020 State-by-State Federal-Aid Highway Funding Totals – Final

This one-page table shows each state's dollar amounts (to the hundred thousand) of formula highway obligation limitation (initial and...

How Should Future COVID Mass Transit Aid Be Distributed?

If you follow transportation Twitter, you may have noticed the hashtag #SaveTransit making the rounds this week, as advocacy groups...

Airports, Some Transit Agencies Slow to Spend COVID Relief Money

New data from the federal government shows that not all airports and transit agencies needed the federal coronavirus aid provided by...

Coronavirus Aid Talks Drag On

The extra $600 per week federal unemployment insurance benefit for the coronavirus crisis will expire today, and the eviction...

New Senate COVID Bill Gives Another $10B for Airports but Nothing for State DOTs, Transit Agencies

Senate Republicans have released the bill text of their latest coronavirus response legislation this evening, in piecemeal fashion. The...

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