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.

Toward Universal Access: A Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

Toward Universal Access is the fourth paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound...

Major Transit Expansions, Gig Worker Regulations, and Sidewalks: 10 Measures to Watch on Election Day

Millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in record breaking numbers in the run up to next Tuesday’s general election. In...

COVID Stimulus Talks Reach Ignominious End (Finally)

For the last several weeks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have continued to negotiate the...

Hopes for Pre-Election COVID Stimulus Dim (But Refuse to Die)

Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on an additional round of federal COVID stimulus...

End-of-FY20 Report on Aviation, Water Trust Funds

The Airport and Airway Trust Fund had a predictably bad year in fiscal 2020 (since Congress shut off tax collections halfway through...

Final Highway Trust Fund Tax Receipts Were Robust in FY 2020 – Suspiciously So

The books have closed on federal fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, and despite coronavirus and its effects on travel and...

Webinar: Reimagining Regulations for a Changing Mobility Landscape

As the world's mobility landscape changes, city and transportation leaders must grapple with new ways to provide the best...

Webinar: Transportation at the Ballot Box: CalTrain Sales Tax Measure

The Eno Center for Transportation does not endorse or oppose specific ballot measures. The information is provided for research and...

Webinar: Transportation at the Ballot Box: Austin’s Project Connect

The Eno Center for Transportation does not endorse or oppose specific ballot measures. The information is provided for research and...

Transit Agencies, Airports Spent Another $2.6 Billion of CARES Act Funding in August

U.S. mass transit providers and airport sponsors collectively spent another $2.6 billion of their $35 billion in special COVID-19 aid...

More Airline Aid Now Won’t Move Without Resolution of Larger COVID Aid Bill

This was an interesting week for the aviation news beat in Congress. The end result is that many U.S. airlines and contractors are...

Gasoline Production Plateau Continues at 10 percent Below 2019

Data from the Energy Department through the end of September continue to support the hypothesis that, post-lockdowns, U.S. gasoline...

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