CBO Releases Annual Budget Forecast

ISSUE / Week of January 25, 2016

  • January 28,2016 |

    CBO Releases Annual Budget Forecast

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    January 28, 2016 This week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook for the upcoming fiscal year (2017) and the next decade. The full report is...
  • January 28,2016 |

    CBO: Bailout Cost of Next 6-Year Highway Bill is $113 Billion

    FASTLANE,Federal Budget
    January 28, 2016 The new Congressional Budget Office spending and revenue baseline projects that the Highway Trust Fund will remain solvent until the end of the FAST Act on September 30, 2020,...
Decline in Gas Tax Receipts Projected to Continue
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Decline in Gas Tax Receipts Projected to Continue

January 28, 2016 The new budget forecast from the Congressional Budget Office projects that receipts from the 18.3 cent-per-gallon federal gasoline tax dedicated to the Highway Trust Fund will...

CBO Projects Aviation Trust Fund Balances Will Continue To Build
Airports,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance

CBO Projects Aviation Trust Fund Balances Will Continue To Build

January 28, 2016 The Congressional Budget Office’s new revenue baseline projects that demand for passenger air travel will continue to be strong and that the current tax rates on domestic...

DOT Inspector General Criticizes FAA’s Past Attempts at Reform
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

DOT Inspector General Criticizes FAA’s Past Attempts at Reform

January 28, 2016 At the request of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), and the chairman (Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ) and ranking minority member (Rick...

In the Spotlight: Mona Babauta
Public transit,Transit Workforce

In the Spotlight: Mona Babauta

This month's In the Spotlight interview features Mona Babauta, the first-ever Executive Director of SolTrans. She has been in the transportation industry for almost her entire career. She started...

Battle Lines Shaping Up on Air Traffic Control Restructuring in FAA Reauth. Bill
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Federal Governance,Governance

Battle Lines Shaping Up on Air Traffic Control Restructuring in FAA Reauth. Bill

January 28, 2016 Legislators and stakeholder groups supporting and opposing a fundamental restructuring of U.S. air traffic control provision have begun positioning themselves in the last several...

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