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.

Budget Deal Sets Rules For HTF Solvency

April 30, 2015 Congressional budget negotiators yesterday finalized and released the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint that will govern...

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

April 30, 2015 A House appropriations subcommittee today approved a draft bill making available $71.5 billion in spending authority...

House Appropriations Approves FY16 Corps of Engineers Budget

April 22, 2015 The full House Appropriations Committee earlier today approved, by voice vote, a $35.4 billion appropriations bill...

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

Bipartisan HTF Solvency Proposal Put Forward in House of Representatives

April 22, 2015 A bipartisan group of House legislators last week made an interesting proposal to deal with the pending insolvency of...

Lean Year Ahead For USDOT Appropriations in the House

April 22, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee voted earlier today to allocate $1.017 trillion in discretionary appropriations...

FY 2016 Appropriations Process Gets Going

April 16, 2016 The fiscal year 2016 appropriations process began this week with two subcommittee markups of general appropriations...

CBO Data Illustrates Future Cost of Past HTF Commitments

April 16, 2015 As Congressional leaders return to Washington to discuss how to extend Highway Trust Fund program spending authority...

House Subcommittee OK’s FY16 Corps of Engineers Water Project Budget

April 16, 2015 Earlier today, a House subcommittee approved a bill providing $5.6 billion in appropriations for the water resources...

House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin

April 16, 2015 House-Senate negotiations on the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint have begun in earnest, with the House appointing a team...

Talks on HTF Extension Continue on Capitol Hill

April 16, 2016 Negotiations on the duration of the next surface transportation extension law have begun on Capitol Hill, driven by...

House Passes 5-Month Surface Transportation Extension With $8 Billion HTF Bailout by Bipartisan 312-119 Margin

July 15, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed, by a wide 312-119 vote, a bill (H.R. 3038) providing a five-month...

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