Funding & Finance

Issues & Modes / Funding & Finance

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.

Metro, U.S. 1 among Northern Virginia projects that could benefit from Senate infrastructure bill

Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation said about $100 billion of the bill’s transportation money would pass through the...

Opinion: Senate infrastructure deal erases Georgia transportation earmarks

“Obviously, if this ends with the House being forced to just eat the Senate bill entirely and send it to the president, there...

Critics: ‘big and bold’ infrastructure bill falls short on helping states fight climate change

It also includes $107 billion for transit, a 65% boost, according to an analysis by Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan...

10 things to know about the infrastructure bill

The bill would borrow some $118 billion from general revenue to meet the needs of the nation’s highways, bringing the grand total...

The infrastructure bill is here

“If this BIF deal holds, it would put just a staggering amount of money in the hands of [Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg]...

Infrastructure bill may give Buttigieg final say over $105 billion

But a tally by Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation, an independent charitable foundation, shows the DOT would be the...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Compared to the House Bill

The following is a comparison of funding levels in the House and Senate bills from several perspectives. Overall funding In terms of...

Rapid Response Webinar: What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Transportation?

The 2,702-page bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes a full surface transportation reauthorization bill and a $180+ billion...

Where does the infrastructure compromise deal leave EV charging?

“If a reconciliation bill emerges with 10 digits of guaranteed EV rebate money, that will go a long way towards reassuring...

Explainer: What the “80-20 Highway-Transit Split” Really Is, and What it Isn’t

There has been a lot of talk in the last week about the "80-20 highway-transit split," and not all of it was accurate. Herewith: a...

DOT, Corps Funding Included in $2T “Minibus” Package Headed for House Vote Next Week

A seven-bill "minibus" package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2022, which includes the Transportation-HUD and Energy and...

Debt Limit Complicates This Year’s Fiscal Endgame

As if a 50-50 Senate, a five-seat majority in the House, a bipartisan infrastructure bill written outside the committee process, and a...

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