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.

Road to Recovery Webinar: The Federal Role in Transit’s COVID Recovery

Public transportation has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stay at home orders have dramatically reduced...

House and Senate Highway Bill Comparison Table

This is a two-page table comparing funding levels in the Senate's highway reauthorization bill (S. 2302 as reported in the Senate) with...

Op-Ed: Now is The Right Moment to Address Transportation-Related Air Quality Concerns

Vehicle miles traveled have plummeted across the country with many pre-COVID drivers now working from home (see FHWA’s April 2020...

New USDOT Models Move Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Date Up to April-May 2021

Representatives of the U.S. Department of Transportation went to Capitol Hill this week to provide an update on the projected finances...

Webinar: Mobility Innovations: Rethinking Transit During and After COVID-19

In just a few months, the paradigm for transit has been upended. Agencies and the organizations that support them are adopting...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Ed Emmett

This webinar features Ed Emmett, who led the Harris County Office of Emergency Management during several natural disasters, Hurricane...

HTF Tax Receipts Plummet in May

The Treasury Department has posted its Highway Trust Fund financial report for May 2020, and it shows (for the first time) the full...

House and Senate Highway Bill Comparison Table

This is a two-page table comparing funding levels in the Senate's highway reauthorization bill (S. 2302 as reported in the Senate) with...

$495 Billion Surface Transportation Bill Introduced by House Democrats

A bill authorizing $495.4 billion in federal funding for surface transportation programs was introduced in the House of Representatives...

The House’s INVEST Act – Highway Formula Funding

The bulk of the funding actually provided by the INVEST in America Act ($284 billion, or 69 percent of the bill's $412.2 billion in...

House INVEST Act 5-Year Total Highway Formula Funding, by State

This is a one-page table prepared by the Federal Highway Administration showing each state's estimated share of the $284 billion in...

If Paid For By Motor Fuels Taxes, DeFazio Bill Would Double Federal Gas Tax

The ambitious surface transportation reauthorization bill unveiled this week by House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Peter...

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