Issue / FY21

Senate Passes Bill Freeing Up $123 Billion in COVID Aid for Infrastructure

Quietly and with no debate, the U.S. Senate on October 19 passed legislation freeing up almost $123 billion of the $350 billion state...

FHWA Projects HTF Highway Account Won’t Need Bailout Until Summer 2022

The Federal Highway Administration has notified Capitol Hill that the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund probably won't need an...

FTA Gives Some Small Start Projects $250M in COVID Funding

The Department of Transportation announced on June 11 how the remaining $250 million of the March 2021 American Rescue Plans's $1.7...

DOT Revises Rules for Renamed RAISE Multimodal Grants

The multimodal surface transportation grant program first established in early 2009 and named TIGER by the Obama Administration, and...

Biden Signs $1.9T COVID/Stimulus Bill Into Law

President Biden signed into law yesterday the latest $1.9 trillion COVID relief and economic stimulus bill (H.R. 1319), now called the...

Reconciliation Bill On Hold Pending Unemployment Insurance Agreement

The only thing more tedious than a Senate vote-a-rama is, apparently, a suspended vote-a-rama. The period of post-debate amendment...

House Democrats Bring Back Appropriations Earmarks, but Transportation Scope Unclear

The new chairman of the House Appropriations Committee announced on February 26 (in a 5 p.m. Friday afternoon news dump) that the...

House to Vote on $1.9 Trillion COVID Stimulus Tonight

The House of Representatives is expected to vote late tonight on the $1.9 trillion COVID aid and stimulus bill (H.R. 1319) being moved...

House Democrats to Increase Transit Funding in COVID Bill by $461 Million

House Democratic leaders are adding $461 million in extra mass transit funding and a $9 million COVID leave fund for FAA employees to...

House to Consider Budget Reconciliation Bill Next Week

The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider a budget reconciliation bill next week that provides up to $1.9 trillion in...

House Committees Approve Budget Reconciliation Bill with $57.5 Billion in Transportation Funding

House committees have completed action on most of the $1.9 trillion in COVID relief spending requested by President Biden this week,...

How the House Reconciliation Bill’s $30 Billion for Transit Will Be Distributed

The budget reconciliation legislation approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week provides an...

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