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.

End-of-FY15 Highway Formula Balances Held by States

Table showing the amount of highway contract authority each state had on-hand at the end of FY 2015 and potentially subject to the...

Senate Highway Rescission Could Have Diverse State, Program Effects

May 20, 2016 The just-passed Senate appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2017 contains a...

Projected Finish Date of First California HSR Leg Stretched to 2022

May 20, 2016 The Federal Railroad Administration formally admitted on May 18 that the first phase of the beleaguered California high...

House Version of FY17 USDOT Budget Advances

May 20, 2016 On May 18, a House subcommittee approved legislation that would allow the U.S. Department of Transportation to...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 23, 2016

Tuesday, May 24 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on improving the safety and reliability of the...

Delivering the Goods: Recommendations for Funding a Federal Freight Program

Delivering the Goods focuses on finding a funding source for expanding and improving the national freight program established by the...

Warner Amendment to FY 2017 DOT Appropriations on Memorial Bridge Funding

Text of Senate amendment #4042 to the FY 2017 Transportation-Housing appropriations bill, adopted by the Senate by voice vote on May...

House Appropriators Release Text of FY17 USDOT Spending Bill

May 17, 2016 - 12:10 p.m. The House Appropriations Committee has released the draft “chairman’s mark” version of the panel’s...

FY 2017 USDOT Appropriations – Tables – House Subcommittee Mark

PDF document containing seven tables explaining the draft FY 2017 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill approved in a House...

Chart Showing the Five Major USDOT Discretionary Budget Accounts, FY 2008 Enacted Through FY 2017 House Bill

Chart showing the ten-year history of the five major USDOT discretionary appropriations programs (FAA Operations, FAA Facilities and...

Senate Continues FY17 USDOT Appropriations Debate

May 17, 2016 Debate on the Senate’s version of the fiscal 2017 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (Senate amendment #3896 to...

1966 Summary of Evolving Corps of Engineers Benefit Cost Standards

March 28, 1966 Commerce Department memo that summarizes the political state of affairs regarding new Corps of Engineers benefit cost...

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