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.

America Has Long Favored Cars Over Trains and Buses. Can Biden Change That?

“When a lot of money is raining down from the top, states and localities will do whatever they can to get that money,” said Paul...

Biden Proposes $2.3T Investment Plan, Budget Reconciliation Likely Method

President Biden this week announced his $2.3 trillion "American Jobs Plan," to include $571 billion in transportation infrastructure...

White House Delays FY22 Discretionary Budget Request Until Next Week

The White House has delayed the release of the first part of its fiscal 2022 budget request – an overview of the 30-ish percent of...

What’s In the $2.3 Trillion Biden “Investment” Plan

The following is an updated summary of the transportation infrastructure spending proposed by President Biden this week in his...

Officials and Stakeholders React to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

On Wednesday, March 31st, President Joe Biden unveiled his "American Jobs Plan." President Biden’s latest investment proposal stands...

Rapid Response Webinar: Biden’s American Jobs Plan and Transportation

The White House just released a detailed summary of President Biden's $2.3 trillion federal investment plan, the "American Jobs Plan."...

Biden’s $2.3 Trillion Investment Plan Includes $571 Billion for Transportation Infrastructure

The White House this morning released a detailed summary of President Biden's $2.3 trillion federal investment plan, which they are...

Biden to Release Infrastructure Plan, Budget Outline Next Week

President Biden will announce some details of his mammoth domestic spending plan, of which infrastructure will be the centerpiece, on...

Senate Committee Hearing on Rebuilding America’s Transportation Infrastructure

On March 24, 2021, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation met for a hearing entitled, “Driving the Road to...

House Republicans Vote to Accept Earmarks, but Under Unlikely Rules

This week, House Republicans voted to reverse their decade-old ban on requesting earmarked projects for their districts. The action was...

What’s Doable If Democrats Go It Alone on Infrastructure

Congress could tweak the rate of the motor fuels tax -- the main source of money for the Highway Trust Fund -- under reconciliation...

Next on Democrats’ agenda, a “holistic” infrastructure bill

“Infrastructure is more of a long-term economic stimulus than a short-term economic stimulus, because capital programs like building...

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