House Democrats Unveil 5-Year, $760B Infrastructure Proposal

ISSUE / Weeks of January 20 and 27, 2020

  • January 29,2020 |

    House Democrats Unveil 5-Year, $760B Infrastructure Proposal

    Federal Funding,Infrastructure
    House Democratic leaders unveiled the outline of their long-awaited infrastructure proposal at a press conference this morning. The 18-page outline calls for $760 billion in spending over the...
  • January 31,2020 |

    Ways and Means Looks at Difficult Issue of Paying for Infrastructure

    Funding & Finance,Highway Trust Fund
    Hours after House Democrats joyously announced the outline of their $760 billion infrastructure initiative, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to look at the hard part – paying for...
St. Louis Pulls Bid to Privatize its Airport
Aircraft,Airports,Aviation,Public/Private Partnerships

St. Louis Pulls Bid to Privatize its Airport

In the late 1990s, the St. Louis Lambert International Airport was the nation's 15th-largest, with more traffic than Seattle-Tacoma, New York LaGuardia, or Charlotte Douglas. Lambert was once the...

Senate Panel Looks at Build America Bureau and USDOT Rural Initiative
Infrastructure

Senate Panel Looks at Build America Bureau and USDOT Rural Initiative

The Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety echoed the current administration’s concentration on rural America by holding a hearing on January 28 on Building Infrastructure in America:...

FHWA Gives $37.6B in FY20 Highway Funding to States
Appropriations,FY20,Highways

FHWA Gives $37.6B in FY20 Highway Funding to States

The Federal Highway Administration on January 24 issued a formal funding notice that gave state DOTs $37.6 billion in unrestricted formula funding permission that they can use during fiscal year 2020...

USDOT Signs $790m Light Rail, Four Small Start Grant Agreements
Appropriations,Transit

USDOT Signs $790m Light Rail, Four Small Start Grant Agreements

In the last two weeks, the U.S. Department of Transportation has signed five grant agreements totaling $974 million in federal appropriations for new mass transit projects and extensions under the...

New Trust Fund Forecast Shows Just How Broken the 80-20 Highway-Transit Revenue Split Has Become
Fuel tax,Highway Trust Fund

New Trust Fund Forecast Shows Just How Broken the 80-20 Highway-Transit Revenue Split Has Become

As Congress starts debating infrastructure bills, there is a lot of talk about getting the Highway Trust Fund back on a sound, user-pay basis and not repeating the $144 billion of bailouts from other...

New CBO Baseline Says 6-Year Surface Bill Needs At Least $94B in Additional Revenues
Highway Trust Fund

New CBO Baseline Says 6-Year Surface Bill Needs At Least $94B in Additional Revenues

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is due to release its annual Budget and Economic Outlook this afternoon, and the rollout of that will include an updated ten-year baseline projection of...

Transportation Tax Receipt Forecast: Gasoline Still on the Decline, but Trucking and Airline Growth to Continue
Aviation,Fuel tax,Highway Trust Fund

Transportation Tax Receipt Forecast: Gasoline Still on the Decline, but Trucking and Airline Growth to Continue

As part of the rollout of its annual budget outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its detailed forecast for federal excise tax receipts over the next decade, including a...

CBO Projects Surplus of Riches for Aviation Trust Fund
Aviation,Federal Funding

CBO Projects Surplus of Riches for Aviation Trust Fund

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's new forecast for the finances of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund is out, and that forecast shows that the Trust Fund could support an average of $2.4...

Senators Propose Naming USDOT Headquarters Building for William Coleman
Federal Governance

Senators Propose Naming USDOT Headquarters Building for William Coleman

A bipartisan group of Senators this week introduced a bill to name the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building after former Secretary William Coleman, the first African-American...

Local Institutional Reform as Catalyst for the Mobility Future

Local Institutional Reform as Catalyst for the Mobility Future

In February 2019, 24 transportation leaders, scholars, and executives convened for an Eno and Reason Foundation three-day workshop on Governance and Institutional Reform in Transportation....

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