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.

Potential Homeland Shutdown Looms; TSA and USCG Largely Exempt

February 11, 2015 Continued filibusters of the fiscal 2015 Homeland Security appropriations bill in the Senate have raised the real...

Senate Proposal Contains $47.2 Billion in HTF Transfers and Offsetting “Pay-Fors”

July 22, 2015 The new substitute version of the Senate surface transportation bill offered by Majority Leader McConnell contains a...

Blumenauer, 24 Other Democrats Introduce 15 Cent Per Gallon Gasoline Tax Increase For HTF

February 11, 2015 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-CA) and 24 Democratic cosponsors last week introduced legislation to increase federal...

Senate Deciding Whether To Take Up Highway Bill

July 22, 2015 At this hour (late Wednesday afternoon), the Senate is waiting to hold a “re-vote” on a procedural motion to take...

Sen. Sanders Offers $1 Trillion (??) Infrastructure Bill

January 28, 2015 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the new ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee, yesterday introduced...

CBO Has (Preliminary) Good News For THUD Appropriations Bill

January 28, 2015 Buried within the voluminous supporting data of the new CBO baseline is some preliminary good news for the...

CBO Baseline For Overall Transportation Spending

January 28, 2015 The primary users of the baseline data from this week’s Congressional Budget Office baseline are the House and...

Aviation Funding In the CBO Baseline

January 28, 2015 The CBO baseline for federal aviation programs reiterated one thing that was (in retrospect) obvious back in...

New CBO Baseline Defines HTF Bailout Needs; Sets Parameters For Surface Reauthorization Bill

January 28, 2015 On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The...

Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Recommendations

Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Recommendations is the second annual William P. Eno...

Lessons Learned from TIGER Discretionary Grant Program

Lessons Learned from the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the program...

President Requests $74 Billion Discretionary Spending Cap Increase

February 4, 2015 The President’s budget released this week contains the official discretionary spending cap totals under the...

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