Congress Adjourns For Year After Passing $2.9T in Legislation

ISSUE / Week of December 16, 2019

  • December 19,2019 |

    Congress Adjourns For Year After Passing $2.9T in Legislation

    Appropriations,FY20
    The House of Representatives and Senate have left town for the year after passing two mammoth spending and tax bills with a total fiscal impact of $2.9 trillion. Both measures are expected to be...
  • December 16,2019 |

    Final FY20 Bill Provides $87.2 Billion for USDOT

    Appropriations,FY20
    The final, year-long appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020 provides or allows a total of $87.2 billion in gross discretionary budget resources for the U.S. Department of Transportation, a decrease...
How Well Did the Appropriations Committees Meet the 5-Year FAST Act Targets?
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Highway Trust Fund,Highways & Streets,Rail

How Well Did the Appropriations Committees Meet the 5-Year FAST Act Targets?

Now that the final fiscal year 2020 Transportation-Housing Appropriations bill has been released, we can add up how well the House and Senate Appropriations Committees met the funding authorization...

ACS Survey 5-Year Estimates: Commuting Trends Mostly Stable with Dips in Driving Alone
Pedestrian & Bicycle,Traffic,Transit

ACS Survey 5-Year Estimates: Commuting Trends Mostly Stable with Dips in Driving Alone

On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released the five-year estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018. The five-year estimates are...

USMCA Trade Bill Addresses Trucking Competition
Trucking

USMCA Trade Bill Addresses Trucking Competition

This week, the House of Representatives passed the bill implementing the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), which repeals and replaces the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement...

Happy Holidays with Mobility On Demand
Accessibility,Public/Private Partnerships

Happy Holidays with Mobility On Demand

'Tis the season for sharing, and what better way to get into the spirit than with shared rides? Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has teamed up with ride share...

DOT Makes $1B in New TIFIA Loans
Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Infrastructure,Tolls

DOT Makes $1B in New TIFIA Loans

In the last seven days, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced over $1 billion in new federal direct loans under the TIFIA transportation finance program, for a pair of new road projects...

Final FY20 Homeland Security Appropriations for Transportation Security
Appropriations,FY20,Homeland security

Final FY20 Homeland Security Appropriations for Transportation Security

The fiscal 2020 Homeland Security appropriations conference agreement is included in the first of the two year-end "minibus" appropriations packages as Division D (bill text here (starting on page...

Water Infrastructure Programs Get $11 Billion in Final FY20 Appropriations Bills
Appropriations,FY20

Water Infrastructure Programs Get $11 Billion in Final FY20 Appropriations Bills

Key programs for water infrastructure development in multiple federal agencies received almost $11 billion in the final FY 2020 appropriations bills, continuing their significant funding increases in...

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