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.

Congress’s Messy ‘Fix-It-First’ Fight Heats Up

“Enactment of a CRA resolution doesn’t just overturn the rulemaking; it sows the earth with salt,” wrote Jeff Davis of Eno...

Why IIJA Funding Is Probably Safe From Proposed Spending Cuts

The new 118th Congress is less than three weeks old but the House has already passed legislation repealing appropriations made in the...

Manchin Suggests Debt Limit Talks Address HTF Solvency

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) suggested this week that part of the answer to increasing the federal debt ceiling would be to include...

Update: 96% of First-Year IIJA Competitive Funding Now Open for Application or Assigned

The New Year gives us a good opportunity to update our ongoing status page on how quickly the Department of Transportation is working...

DOT Gives $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects

The Biden Administration announced this week that four highway bridge projects will split nearly $2.1 billion in federal funding under...

DOT Selects $1.2 Billion in Megaproject Awards for FY22 Cycle

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congress that they have selected nine projects to share almost $1.2 billion...

Biden Administration Gives $1.6 Billion for Bridge Project Sought by McConnell, Portman

President Biden will visit Covington, Kentucky tomorrow to make a joint appearance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...

House to Clear FY23 Omnibus for Signature After Adopting Last-Minute Infrastructure Amendment

Later this morning, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider and pass the 4,125-page, $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations...

Omnibus Spending Totals: Eye of the Beholder

When the agreement on the fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations package was released in the wee hours of the morning of December 20,...

FY23 Omnibus Bill Appropriates $30B for USDOT

At around 1:30 a.m. this morning, Congressional negotiators filed the text of the much-awaited $1.7 trillion fiscal 2023 omnibus...

7-Day CR Extension Cleared In Hopes of FY23 Omnibus Early Next Week

Congress has cleared a one-week appropriations extension lasting from midnight tonight to midnight on December 23. Leaders are hopeful...

Little Progress on Appropriations Talks; Year-Long CR Threatened

Behind-the-scenes negotiations on fiscal 2023 federal appropriations legislation is now at a breaking point, with the current stopgap...

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