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.

1916 Highway Donor-Donee State Table

The following is an adaptation of information from a table in the Congressional Record of May 8, 1916 indicaiting how the Senate...

Happy 100th Birthday, Highway Donor-Donee Fight!

May 5, 2016 Since the construction of the Interstate Highway System began to wind down in the 1980s, most reauthorization cycles for...

2016 Senate WRDA Bill – EPW Managers Amendment in Committee

Inhofe-Boxer managers amendment to S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, adopted by voice vote in committee on April...

Appropriations Process Stalls In House, Senate

At the beginning of 2016, Congressional leaders in both chambers spoke of how the year would mark a return to “regular order” –...

Denver Eagle P3 Begins Operations

The nation’s first modern public-private partnership (P3) for public transportation has now begun operations. On April 22, 2016, the...

2016 Senate WRDA Bill – New Project Authorizations

One-page table showing new project authorizations and modifications in S. 2848, the Senate's 2016 WRDA bill, as ordered reported from...

2016 WRDA Bill as Introduced in the Senate

Text of S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, as introduced in the Senate on April 25, 2016.

THUD Bill to Senate Floor, WRDA Markup in Senate Committee This Week

April 26, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. The Senate may take up the bill funding the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2017 this...

Proposed Changes to Transit Operating Assistance Language in 49 USC 5307 Under FY 2017 Senate DOT Appropriations

Proposed changes to 49 U.S.C. §5307(a) that would be made by the Senate's FY 2017 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill.

Rail Restoration and Enhancement Grant Statute (49 USC 24408) As Proposed To Be Amended by the Senate FY17 THUD Bill

Text of 49 U.S.C. §24408 as enacted by the FAST Act, establishing the rail Restoration and Enhancement Grant program, as proposed to...

Senate Panel OKs $77.9 Billion For USDOT in FY 2017

On April 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a draft bill making appropriations for the U.S. Department of Transportation...

FY 2017 Senate Transportation-HUD Appropriations – Tabular Data

PDF document containing six tables related to the FY 2017 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations...

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