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.

House Will Let Senate Go First on FY22 Budget Blueprint

House Budget Committee chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) made it official this week: he is calling off his plans to have his panel mark up a...

House Appropriators Subdivide $1.5 Trillion in FY22 Funding; Transportation-HUD Gets $10.6 Billion Increase

This week, the House Appropriations Committee formally approved its chairman's plan to subdivide $1.5 trillion in new spending...

CBO Issues Official 2021 Baseline

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office yesterday issued its official budget baseline for budget year 2022 and the ten year period...

House passes $759B public works bill with elements of Biden plan

Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation said it’s unclear how both parties are counting the baseline, or what is currently...

House Passes $592 Billion Transportation Bill by Party-Line Vote

The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, as amended, by an almost completely party-line vote of...

House Finishes Debating, Voting on Transportation Amendments to INVEST; Bill Passage Set for Tomorrow

10:05 p.m. The House of Representatives has disposed of all 115 amendments to H.R. 3684, the surface transportation reauthorization...

House to Debate 115 Amendments to Surface Transportation Bill – But In How Many Packages?

Yesterday, the House Rules Committee issued a second special rule governing House consideration of the surface transportation...

Surface Bill Goes to House Floor Tomorrow

Yesterday, the House Rules Committee took the initial steps to bring the five-year, $548 billion surface transportation reauthorization...

Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal may be a tough sell to the rest of Congress

“We’ve gotten polarized to the point that Republicans are the rural and ex-urban party and Democrats are the urban and inner...

Guest Op-Ed: Accelerating Local Infrastructure

What a time to be a leader of a city struggling to secure needed funding for transportation improvements. While Washington struggles to...

The Sanders “$6 Trillion Budget” – What Would It Look Like?

Last week, news reports circulated of a "$6 trillion" budget outline being produced by Senate Budget Committee chairman Bernie Sanders...

Infrastructure deal would boost investments in transportation, with infusions for rail and transit

Jeff Davis, a fellow at the policy analysis group Eno Center for Transportation, calculated that when it comes to road, rail and...

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