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.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of Sept. 28, 2015

Transportation-related committee meetings on Capitol Hill during the week of September 28: Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Senate...

CR to Dec. 11 Introduced in Senate; Contains 6-Month Aviation Extension

September 22, 2015 Senate leaders this afternoon introduced the text of a stopgap continuing resolution that, if enacted, would fund...

House Highway Markup Likely Slipping To First Week of October

September 18, 2015 With the Senate having passed a three-year surface transportation reauthorization bill (which aspires to be a...

Oct. 1 Shutdown Would Exempt FHWA and FMCSA; Life & Safety Exemptions Would Keep Over Half of USDOT Employees At Work

September 18, 2015 The government shutdown that might take effect on October 1 would be caused by the lapse of discretionary...

Concerns Grow Over Possible Government Shutdown on October 1 as “CR” Consideration Delayed Again

September 18, 2015 Republican leaders are continuing to work to avert a partial government shutdown that would start on October 1,...

2014 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2014 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2014   January 13, 2014 update #1 January 13, 2014 update...

Revised List of HTF Bailouts To Date

October 2, 2014 TW recently revised its internal list of the various bailouts of the Highway Trust Fund that have been enacted by...

GAO Recommends TIGER Transparency

October 2, 2014 The U.S. Government Accountability Office on September 23 released an audit of the Department of Transportation’s...

New FY 2015 CR Takes Effect; States Receive 8-Month Highway C.A. Apport.

October 2, 2014 Yesterday was October 1, the start of federal fiscal year 2015, and since Congress yet again failed to enact a...

The Highway Trust Fund: It’s a Millennial Problem

Before embarking for a long summer vacation, Congress has disappointingly failed, once again, to pass an updated multi-year surface...

House Tax Panel Examines Overseas Repatriation As HTF Pay-For

June 25, 2015 The House Ways and Means subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a hearing Wednesday afternoon to discuss...

California HSR Project Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

January 7, 2015 The beleaguered $68 billion California high-speed rail project held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday in...

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