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.

CBO Releases Initial FY 2016 Budget Outlook

January 26, 2015 The Congressional Budget Office has released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The main narrative document...

1915 Report of the Joint Committee on Federal Aid to Good Roads

January 21 2015 Over the coming months, the Eno Center for Transportation will be placing online a large number of historic...

The Highway Trust Fund: What is it Good For? A response to surface transportation devolutionists

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst Falling gasoline prices have Americans talking - prices that were hovering around $3.50 per...

Providing Context for Eno’s Life and Death of the Highway Trust Fund Study

In December 2014, Eno released a detailed research report about the current and future prospects of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The...

A Counterpoint to, “A Constrained Federal Aid Highway Program: Rightsizing for the 21st Century?”

BY KEVIN HEANUE Transportation Consultant In the last edition of the Eno Brief, Steve Lockwood presented one view of a future...

Consent: A VMT Fee Program’s Best Friend

BY PATRICK BRADY Much to the relief of Vehicle Mile Traveled (VMT) fee opponents, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee...

Roads and Restaurants: The Need for Effective Pricing

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant with no prices for the food? This happens regularly at all-inclusive resorts. Since you have...

The Highway Trust Fund: It’s a Millennial Problem

Before embarking for a long summer vacation, Congress has disappointingly failed, once again, to pass an updated multi-year surface...

A Counterpoint to, “A Constrained Federal Aid Highway Program: Rightsizing for the 21st Century?”

BY KEVIN HEANUE Transportation Consultant In the October edition of Eno Brief, Steve Lockwood presented one view of a future...

2015: Year of Opportunity for Federal Transportation Policy?

As we look back on 2014, it is hard to draw many positive conclusions about recent progress on federal transportation policy. Congress...

CBO Implies Problem With 80-20 HTF Split; Enzi to Chair Budget; Musical Chairs at Senate Appropriations

December 18, 2014 CBO report implies problems with 80-20 gas tax split. Right before Thanksgiving, the Congressional Budget Office...

Senate Passes FY15 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

December 14, 2014 – 10:25 a.m. Last night, the Senate finally passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations measure, clearing...

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