Omnibus FY16 Bill Provides $76 Billion for USDOT

ISSUE / Week of December 15, 2015

  • December 16,2015

    Omnibus FY16 Bill Provides $76 Billion for USDOT

    Amtrak,Appropriations
    December 16, 2015 At 1:34 a.m. this morning, House leaders finally released the text of the 2,009-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2016. The House Rules Committee...
  • December 16,2015

    Tax Break Parity for Transit Benefits Made Permanent in Tax Extenders Bill

    Federal Governance,Governance
    December 16, 2015 A giant tax bill released at 11:57 p.m. last night makes permanent the expiring temporary tax provision from the 2009 ARRA law that made the tax exclusion for employer-provided...
Overview of FY16 Transportation Security Funding in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security

Overview of FY16 Transportation Security Funding in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill

December 16, 2015  Division F of the omnibus FY 2016 appropriations bill provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The joint explanatory statement for that division is...

Omnibus Bill Gives Corps of Engineers $6 Billion in FY16 for Water Resources Program
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Omnibus Bill Gives Corps of Engineers $6 Billion in FY16 for Water Resources Program

December 16, 2015 Division D of the omnibus appropriations package for FY 2016 contains the Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which funds the water resources program of the U.S....

Was the FAST Act’s 70 Percent Cut in TIFIA Funding Justified?
FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public/Private Partnerships

Was the FAST Act’s 70 Percent Cut in TIFIA Funding Justified?

December 16, 2015 The 2012 MAP-21 transportation law increased funding for the Department of Transportation’s primary surface transportation loan and loan guarantee program, TIFIA, from the $122...

New GAO Report Highlights FAA Challenges Under Current Funding Structure
Air Traffic Control,Aircraft,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance

New GAO Report Highlights FAA Challenges Under Current Funding Structure

December 15, 2015 Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released, Aviation Finance: Observations on the Effects of Budget Uncertainty on FAA, which explores the budgetary woes that...

FAA Implements Mandatory Drone Registration; $5 Fee Coming Next Year
Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

FAA Implements Mandatory Drone Registration; $5 Fee Coming Next Year

December 15, 2015 After establishing a task force in October to study the issue, and taking into account the task force recommendations that were put out in November, the Federal Aviation...

NOW ENROLLING: Eno’s Transit Senior Executive Program
Workforce development

NOW ENROLLING: Eno’s Transit Senior Executive Program

Entering it’s 12th year, Eno’s Transit Senior Executive Program is the premiere leadership training course in the industry. Designed specifically for senior managers in transportation, this...

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