Issue / FY22

Update: 96% of First-Year IIJA Competitive Funding Now Open for Application or Assigned

The New Year gives us a good opportunity to update our ongoing status page on how quickly the Department of Transportation is working...

DOT Gives $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects

The Biden Administration announced this week that four highway bridge projects will split nearly $2.1 billion in federal funding under...

DOT Selects $1.2 Billion in Megaproject Awards for FY22 Cycle

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congress that they have selected nine projects to share almost $1.2 billion...

Biden Administration Gives $1.6 Billion for Bridge Project Sought by McConnell, Portman

President Biden will visit Covington, Kentucky tomorrow to make a joint appearance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...

FRA Invites Applicants for First $2.3B of Non-NEC Intercity Rail Funding

In terms of giant breaks with precedent, the dollar amount in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that most stood out was the guaranteed...

USDOT Spent Record $114 Billion in FY 2022

The final Monthly Treasury Statement for fiscal year 2022 revealed that the U.S. Department of Transportation spent a net $113.7...

GAO Finds That – Surprise! – Senior Appropriators Get More Earmarks

In the fiscal 2022 appropriations cycle, Congress resurrected the practice of earmarking individual projects for themselves in the...

DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in FY22 INFRA Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday announced the fiscal 2022 recipients of grants under the INFRA program first...

Status Check: The First Year of IIJA Competitive Grant Funding

Last year's bipartisan infrastructure law (the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, or IIJA) provided a significant boost in annual...

FHWA Narrowly Avoids Lapse of FY22 Highway Funds in August Redistribution

After some extra encouragement from the Federal Highway Administration, state DOTs collectively managed to request just enough highway...

White House Requests RAISE Grant Extension, Extra Corps Funding in CR

Continuing its recent practice of waiting as late as possible on Friday afternoon to send out its news announcements, the White House...

Biden Signs Budget Reconciliation Bill into Law; EV Tax Credits Change Immediately

President Biden on August 16 signed into law the long-awaited budget reconciliation bill (H.R. 5376) containing hundreds of billions of...

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