Author: Jeff Davis

USDOT Solicits FY20 BUILD Grant Applications

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation invited applications for $1 billion in fiscal 2020 multimodal surface transportation...

FY21 Appropriations Process Begins Next Week

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are starting the fiscal 2021 appropriations process next week, with a slate of committee...

Democratic Candidates Outline Their Infrastructure Ideas

Four of the Democratic presidential candidates took part in a moderated discussion of infrastructure issues in Las Vegas on February...

FY21 Homeland Budget Request Echoes Last Few Requests

The Trump Administration's 2021 budget request for the transportation elements of the Department of Homeland Security reiterates...

Federal Capital Investment Outlays to Rise Sharply Under FY21 Budget

Buried in the annual Analytical Perspectives volume of the federal budget is a chapter called "Federal Investment" that pulls out...

Total FY20 Highway Formula Funding So Far is $208M Below FY19

When the $2.0 billion in fiscal year 2020 general fund appropriations for highway formula programs given to states last Friday is...

Highway Funding: The Value of Being Able to Write Your Own Formula

Senators from states that don't think they get enough money under the existing highway formula have started to use the annual...

Comprehensive Statements of National Transportation Policy

The concept of "national transportation policy" is a mid-20th-century phenomenon. Before 1937, "transportation" was thought of by...

What 4 Years of Trump’s Transportation Budgets Add Up To

Jeff Davis provides commentary on President Donald Trump’s 2021 budget request.

FHWA Gives Out $2B in FY20 General Fund Highway Formula Funding

The Federal Highway Administration has apportioned to states the $2 billion in additional highway formula funding from general revenues...

The FY21 Transit CIG Budget: LA Westside 3 Added, Portal North Upgraded, Significant New Funding Requested

The Trump Administration's fiscal 2021 budget request includes $1.9 billion for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment...

How Much of a Gas Tax Increase Would the Trump Reauthorization Plan Require?

After we had a couple of days to digest the Trump Administration's ten-year, $810 million surface transportation reauthorization...

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