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CR to December 7 Awaits Signature; Negotiations Fail on 4-Bill “Minibus”

September 28, 2018 Congress has cleared a nine-week continuing resolution to fund parts of the federal government from October 1...

St. Louis Pulls Bid to Privatize its Airport

In the late 1990s, the St. Louis Lambert International Airport was the nation's 15th-largest, with more traffic than Seattle-Tacoma,...

Full Analysis of FY18 USDOT Appropriations Bill Text (House)

July 11, 2017 – 8:45 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft appropriations bill for the...

2020 Highway Rescission May Get Repealed in Defense Bill

A looming $7.6 billion cut in highway funding scheduled to take place on July 1, 2020 may be repealed in the National Defense...

Water Resources Authorization Bill Finalized but Faces Uncertain Fate

December 7, 2016 After weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, compromise text of a water resources authorization bill was unveiled...

Final FY20 Bill Provides $87.2 Billion for USDOT

The final, year-long appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020 provides or allows a total of $87.2 billion in gross discretionary budget...

Shutdown Averted (For Now), but Appropriations Endgame Still in Doubt

December 8, 2017 A potential government shutdown starting at midnight tonight has been averted with yesterday's passage of a...

House Tax Reform Bill Would Kill PABs, Discourage Parking and Transit Benefits

November 3, 2017 Yesterday, House Republican leaders stunned the infrastructure community yesterday when they released a mammoth tax...

Senate Appropriators Assign FY 2017 Spending Totals

April 14, 2016 Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a plan to subdivide $1.07 trillion in spending authority...

Guest Op-Ed: Revolutionizing Transport Systems Using the Power of Data

July 27, 2018 Stuck in gridlock, or another train delay? These are problems faced by commuters daily. For decades our public transit...

Tax Reform Bill Approved by House Committee; Senate Tax Plan Unveiled

November 10, 2017 (updated Nov. 15) Yesterday afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax reform and...

House Panel Approves FY19 Transportation Appropriations Bill

May 24, 2018 - updated 5/25/18 10:00 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee amended and approved a draft bill...

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