CBO: State-Local Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure Drops for Second Year in a Row

ISSUE / Week of October 15, 2018

  • October 19,2018

    CBO: State-Local Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure Drops for Second Year in a Row

    Aviation,Federal Budget
    October 19, 2018 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has updated its massively useful study of total federal, state and local spending on transportation and water infrastructure since 1956...
  • October 19,2018

    As Tariffs Take Effect, Port Activity Booms but Uncertainty on the Horizon

    Federal Governance,Freight
    October 18, 2018 Ports across the country announced volume records this summer as shippers rushed to move goods ahead of the Trump Administration’s proposed tariffs—but what happens when the...
Truck Sales Surge As HTF Tax Receipts Increase 5 Percent
Federal Funding,Fuel tax,Highway Trust Fund,Trucking

Truck Sales Surge As HTF Tax Receipts Increase 5 Percent

October 19, 2018 The booming economy and corporate tax cuts caused a surge in the sales of heavy trucks and trailers in fiscal year 2018, causing gross receipts of the Highway Trust Fund to...

USDOT Outlays Drop 1.2% in FY18; TIFIA Estimates, Airport Grant Displacement, High-Speed Rail to Blame
Airports,Aviation,FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Rail,Traffic Safety,Trucking

USDOT Outlays Drop 1.2% in FY18; TIFIA Estimates, Airport Grant Displacement, High-Speed Rail to Blame

October 17, 2018 The books have closed on fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, and this week, the Treasury Department began reporting year-end summary spending summaries. The...

Highway Trust Fund Ran $11.8 Billion Cash Deficit in FY18; Transfers from Highways to Transit Surge
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

Highway Trust Fund Ran $11.8 Billion Cash Deficit in FY18; Transfers from Highways to Transit Surge

October 19, 2018 The Federal Highway Administration has reported the year-end balances and cash flow of the Trust Fund in an updated Table FE-1, revealing that the Trust Fund ran an $11.8 billion...

Aviation, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Tax Receipts Up Significantly in FY18
Airports,Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Aviation, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Tax Receipts Up Significantly in FY18

October 19, 2018 As part of the Treasury Department's year-end financial reporting for fiscal year 2018, new reports from the Bureau of the Public Debt show that excise tax receipts for the...

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