Funding & Finance

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Federal, state, and local governments all play a significant role in funding $300 billion in annual transportation spending. The federal government supplies important capital funding for highways, transit systems, airports, waterways, and ports while also operating the nation’s air traffic control system. State and local governments have an equally important task to invest in and operate their transportation networks and rely on a broad range of revenue sources, from general revenues and debt, to fuel taxes, fees, and tolls.

Pelosi Promises Rollout of Infrastructure Initiative Week of Jan. 27

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in her weekly press conference yesterday that House Democrats would roll out their long-awaited...

Updated HTF Forecast From CBO Due Jan. 28

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will release its annual Budget and Economic Outlook report at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January...

USDOT Solicits Applications for $906M in FY20 INFRA Grants by Feb. 25

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that the available amount of competitive INFRA grant funding for fiscal year...

House to Consider $1.25 Billion in FHWA Emergency Relief Appropriations Week of Jan. 27

House Democratic leaders today announced that the House will consider a $3.35 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill the...

OMB, CBO $918m Apart on Scoring FY20 THUD Appropriations

Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget issued its report to Congress estimating total appropriations amounts contained in the...

FTA to Sign Grant Agreement for Seattle Federal Way Light Rail Extension

Shortly before Congress adjourned last month, the Federal Transit Administration sent Congress formal notification that FTA intends to...

Congress Adjourns For Year After Passing $2.9T in Legislation

The House of Representatives and Senate have left town for the year after passing two mammoth spending and tax bills with a total...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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"...

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