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.

GMU Study Recommends Policies and Partnerships to Promote Real Time Information

A recent study by students at George Mason University (GMU) found that strategic improvements in policies and cross-agency...

1916 Good Roads Act – House Floor Debate on Conference Report

Congressional Record excerpt from June 29, 1916 featuring House of Representatives consideration of the conference report to accompany...

1916 Good Roads Act – Conference Report

Report of the committee of conference to accompany the bill H.R. 7617 (64th Congress), the Good Roads Act. (This was back in the day...

Looking Back on Eno’s P3 Technical Assistance Awards

June 22, 2016 If done correctly and with the right project, public-private partnerships (P3s) can offer an alternative way to...

Senate WRDA Bill Gets Clean CBO Score But Still May Not Move to Senate Floor

June 23, 2016 The Senate’s water resources authorization bill got a key thumbs-up from the Congressional Budget Office this week...

THUD Appropriations Dropped From MilCon/VA/Zika Bill

June 23, 2016 As expected, the final version of what had been the fiscal 2017 Transportation-HUD-Military Construction-Veterans...

CBO Questions “Multiplier Effect” of Deficit-Financed Federal Investment

June 23, 2016 To what extent can federal spending on transportation capital programs can be characterized as an “investment”...

March 1966 Summary of Corps of Engineers Cost Benefit Standards

This is a document assembled Commerce Department staff on March 28, 1966 compiling a series of documents relating to the U.S. Army...

May-June 1966 White House Memos on House Lobbying on DOT Act

This PDF file is a series of White House memos from May-June 1966 relating to the Department of Transportation Act. (There is some...

May-June 1966 White House memos on Senate Lobbying on DOT Act

This PDF file is a series of White House memos from May-June 1966 relating to the Department of Transportation Act. (There is some...

1966 (Mar. 28) Senate Appropriation Memo to Sen. McClellan

March 28, 1966 memo from Senate Appropriations Committee professional staff member Kenneth Bousquet to Senate Government Operations...

THUD Appropriations Fate Uncertain in House

June 15, 2016 After fits and starts, the appropriations process for fiscal 2017 continues to move in both chambers of Congress. The...

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