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.

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spending Exceeded Deposits in FY19 for First Time in Over 30 Years

The just-ended fiscal year 2019 appears to be the first year since 1988 where the year-end unexpended balance in the Harbor Maintenance...

FY20 Donor State Update: TX Adjustment Worsens CO, SC Rates of Return

As ETW noted on October 2, the annual distribution of formula highway funding under the FAST Act is still largely determined by how...

OMB Implements FY20 CR

Fiscal year 2020 began at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, and the operations of the federal government continued seamlessly (despite...

Eno’s Refreshing the Status Quo Investigates New Ways to Distribute Transportation Dollars

As the expiration of the federal surface transportation programs approaches, we at Eno decided to bust out the spreadsheets. Given that...

$43.4B in FY20 Highway Funding Apportioned to States

Fiscal year 2020 began on October 1, and the Federal Highway Administration was required to apportion $43.4 billion in highway contract...

Texas Once Again Triggers 95% Donor State Rule for FY 2020

As part of the FY 2020 highway funding apportionment process this week, it was revealed that, once again, Texas is the only state to...

Senate Bill Gives Water Infrastructure Grants $319M Less than House

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2020 appropriations bill for federal environmental programs that...

Senate FY20 Homeland Funding Bill Cuts TSA Screeners, Coast Guard Procurement

The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2020. But...

Senate Clears FY20 CR; No More Shutdowns Until Nov. 21 (At Least)

The U.S. Senate has given its approval to the House-passed stopgap appropriations bill covering the first 7 1/2 weeks of fiscal year...

FTA Signs Tempe Streetcar Grant Agreement, Updates Other CIG Totals

The Federal Transit Administration signed a formal grant agreement this week with the Tempe, Arizona transit agency, promising $75...

House Passes 7 1/2 Week CR As Appropriations Start Slowly in Senate

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4378, a stopgap continuing resolution to keep federal agencies and programs...

Senate Appropriators OK $86.6 Billion USDOT Funding Bill for FY20

Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee gave its unanimous approval to a draft appropriations bill that would provide the...

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