Issue / FY20

Internal GOP Haggling Delays Coronavirus Aid Bill to Next Week

Protracted internal negotiations between the White House and Congressional Republicans have delayed the scheduled release of the GOP's...

Another Coronavirus Response Bill Expected in Senate Next Week

The U.S. Senate returns to Washington next week for what is scheduled to be a three-week period leading up to a six-week...

$3 Trillion House Bill Up for Vote Today; Includes Massive Muni Aid, Frontline Transportation Worker Pay Subsidies

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote late today on a $3+ trillion coronavirus response bill drafted by House...

Second House COVID Bill Focuses Transit Aid on Big City Population, Not Transit Use

The $3+ trillion coronavirus response legislation to be considered by the House this week (H.R. 6800, the "HEROES Act") appropriates...

$15 Billion for State DOTs, $15.75 Billion More For Transit in Latest House Democratic COVID Bill

This afternoon, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion, 1,815-page coronavirus response bill, that follows the $2.6 trillion bill...

APTA Asks For Another $24 Billion in COVID Relief for Transit Providers

Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association asked Congress to appropriate an additional $23.8 billion in...

COVID Costs: $500 Billion in Discretionary Appropriations (And Counting)

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which has found it difficult to analyze new spending legislation day-to-day while its...

CBO Says Coronavirus Response Enacted So Far Will Provide $2.8 Trillion

Today, almost three weeks after the mammoth "CARES Act" (the third legislative installment of coronavirus response) was signed into...

FAA Distributes $9.1B in Airport Grants; Formula Disproportionately Benefits Airports With Heavy Debt or Reserves

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the allocation of $9.14 billion of the $10 billion CARES Act airport grant...

Timing, Scope of Next Coronavirus Response Legislation Still Unclear

There is a consensus in Washington that response to the coronavirus and its attendant economic disruption will require much more...

AASHTO Revenue Stopgap Request Letter – April 6 2020

This is a letter from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to Congressional leaders dated...

State DOTs Request $50 Billion in New Federal COVID Assistance, $800 Billion Surface Transportation Bill

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) yesterday requested $50 billion in emergency federal...

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