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.

How Much Will the Coronavirus Recession Hurt Highway Trust Fund Revenues?

The novel coronavirus's effects on the economy are broad, and evolving every day. No one thought a month ago that the U.S. would be...

CBO Scores FY21 Budget Request, Including Trump Infrastructure Plan

The Congressional Budget Office on March 30 released its re-estimate of the President's budget request for fiscal year 2021, including...

FTA Apportions $24.9 Billion in Coronavirus Aid to Transit Systems

Earlier today (a day ahead of schedule), the Federal Transit Administration announced the apportionment and allocation of $24.925...

Guest Op-Ed: Passengers with Disabilities and Workers Must Not Be Overlooked in COVID 4 Bill

Background As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S., the virus and our collective response is disproportionately affecting...

House Democrats Seek to Move Previously Planned $760 Billion Infrastructure Bill As Next Response to Coronavirus

House Democratic leaders announced at a press conference today that they hope to include their $760 billion, five-year infrastructure...

House Clears $2+ Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package for President’s Signature

The House of Representatives has passed the $2+ trillion third coronavirus response bill (H.R. 748, as amended) – and passed it by a...

COVID-19 Lessons for Congestion Pricing

Travel within major U.S. metropolitan areas has all but stopped with at least 20 percent of the population under virtual lockdown....

The “CV3” Bill’s $1 Billion for Amtrak – How Would It Work?

The third coronavirus response bill appropriates $1.018 billion from the general fund of the Treasury for two grants to Amtrak "to...

The “CV3” Bill’s $32 Billion for Air Carrier Grants – How Will It Work?

The third coronavirus response package being passed by Congress this week appropriates $32 billion from the general fund of the...

The “CV3” Bill’s $25 Billion in Mass Transit Grants – How Will It Work?

The third coronavirus response bill appropriates $25 billion from the general fund of the Treasury  "to remain available until...

Final Version of $2 Trillion COVID Response Bill Has $114 Billion for Transportation

5:40 a.m. 3/26/2020 update: Earlier this morning, the Senate passed H.R. 748, as amended with the coronavirus aid package, by a vote of...

Senate COVID Bill Stalled; House Plan Would More than Double USDOT Appropriations

4:45 p.m. The Senate is still stuck in a partisan logjam over its coronavirus response legislation, having failed again this...

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