Funding & Finance

Issues & Modes / Funding & Finance

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.

How Will 2021 Resemble 2009?

America is in the midst of a major, ongoing crisis, and the American people have voted to switch party control of the White House. The...

Omnibus Appropriations Talks Commence; COVID Talks Go Nowhere

Negotiations between the House and Senate on an omnibus package of fiscal 2021 appropriations bills opened in earnest this week, when...

Summary Table – FY 2021 USDOT Appropriations (Senate Version)

This PDF is a 4-page table showing funding levels for every U.S. Department of Transportation budget account under the Senate version...

Senate Appropriators Unveil All 12 FY21 Spending Bills

Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) today released the text of all 12 of that committee’s annual...

Senate THUD Bill Gives DOT $719 Million More than House Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee, at long last, has released the text of its fiscal 2021 Transportation-Housing appropriations bill....

Major Wins for Transit, and Other Takeaways from Election Night

While the country awaits the results of the final vote count in a handful of key states in the Presidential race, the results from many...

Omnibus Appropriations, COVID Aid Top Lame-Duck Agenda

As absentee and provisional ballots continue to be counted, it appears as of this writing (2:15 p.m. Nov. 6) that Joe Biden will expand...

Webinar: Toward Universal Access

This webinar is an overview of Toward Universal Access: A Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions, which is the fourth...

Toward Universal Access: A Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

Toward Universal Access is the fourth paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound...

Major Transit Expansions, Gig Worker Regulations, and Sidewalks: 10 Measures to Watch on Election Day

Millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in record breaking numbers in the run up to next Tuesday’s general election. In...

COVID Stimulus Talks Reach Ignominious End (Finally)

For the last several weeks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have continued to negotiate the...

Hopes for Pre-Election COVID Stimulus Dim (But Refuse to Die)

Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on an additional round of federal COVID stimulus...

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