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.

New CBO Study Summarizes Federal “Investment” Spending

Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued a new report entitled Federal Investment, 1962 to 2018. To some extent,...

FTA Advances Dallas DART, Minneapolis BRT, BART Transbay Corridor Projects

The Federal Transit Administration has signed grant agreements or made formal funding allocations for three mass transit Capital...

House to Debate FY20 USDOT Budget Monday

June 21, 2019 The House of Representatives is scheduled to debate the U.S. Department of Transportation budget for fiscal year 2020...

EU Court Overturns German Road User Charge System

June 21, 2019 The Court of Justice of the European Union this week ruled that Germany's plans for instituting a nationwide motor...

FY20 Corps of Engineers Funding Passes House

A $2 trillion package of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 that includes the water resources program of the Army Corps of...

Rules Committee Allows 42 Amendments to FY20 DOT Budget

June 19, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. At about 1 a.m. this morning, the House Rules Committee filed the first special rule making in order the...

$326M in FY18 CRISI Grants Include Mobile to New Orleans Amtrak Restoration

This week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced that it had selected projects to receive $326 million in railroad grants from...

FY20 Starts Slowly in House; Transportation-HUD Spending at Rules Next Week

June 14, 2019 The House of Representatives finally started considering general appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 this week,...

House Appropriators Approve FY20 Homeland Funding

June 14, 2019 The House Appropriations Committee on June 11 approved a $64 billion draft bill making appropriations for the Homeland...

Amendments Filed to FY20 Transportation Appropriations with the House Rules Committee

June 14, 2019 (updated through June 17, 8:15 p.m. to reflect amendments added/updated since mid-afternoon June 14). Pursuant to the...

House Appropriators OK FY20 USDOT Budget in Drama-Free Markup

June 7, 2019 The House Appropriations Committee on June 4 approved a $87.7 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation,...

Corps of Engineers Funding Moving as Part of First “Minibus” Appropriations Package

June 7, 2019 The House of Representatives will begin floor consideration of the fiscal 2020 appropriations bill this week, starting...

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