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.

Final FY20 Appropriations Legislation Unveiled, Tax Extenders Added

The House will vote today on two bills which combine 12 appropriations bills, several tax bills and a host of other provisions with a...

Final FY20 Bill Provides $87.2 Billion for USDOT

The final, year-long appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020 provides or allows a total of $87.2 billion in gross discretionary budget...

Final FY20 Appropriations Agreement Reached

Yesterday, the chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees announced that they had reached a final agreement on the...

The Gas Tax Versus Inflation – Two Measures

How much buying power has the federal gasoline tax lost over the years, and how have consumers felt past gasoline taxes in their daily...

FY20 Appropriations Negotiations at Critical Point

Congressional appropriators have reached tentative agreement on the funding-related issues of the fiscal year 2020 Transportation-HUD...

USDOT Ended FY19 With $152 Billion in Undisbursed Cash

As part of closing the books on fiscal year 2019, which ended a little over two months ago, the Treasury Department has released the...

Appropriations Subcommittees Face End-of-Week Deadline to Cut Deals

Last week was Thanksgiving week, which was a good time to be thankful you don't work for the House or Senate Appropriations...

DOT Announces $423M of Bus Grants to 94 Recipients in 42 States and DC

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $423.3 million in federal funding for bus and bus facility...

Trump Signs Law Funding Government Through Dec. 20, Canceling $7.6 Billion Highway Rescission

President Trump has signed into law a bill (H.R. 3055) that will provide funding for federal agencies from today through midnight on...

One-Month CR With Highway Rescission Fix Goes to President’s Desk

The U.S. Senate has passed a one-month stopgap appropriations measure which also contains a repeal of the $7.6 billion cut in highway...

2nd FY20 CR Introduced in House Repeals $7.6B Highway Rescission

Earlier this afternoon, House Democratic leaders released the text of a second fiscal year 2020 stopgap appropriations measure, this...

Talks Continue to Avert Nov. 21 Government Shutdown

Talks to avert a government shutdown next week made progress yesterday when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stepped in yesterday to...

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