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.

1975 White House Memos on WMATA Funding via Interstate Transfers

This is a PDF file containing an April 15, 1975 memo to President Ford from his Budget Director, James Lynn, asking the President to...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 13, 2016

Tuesday, June 14 - House Transportation and Infrastructure -  Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation - subcommittee...

House To Vote on Rejecting Oil Barrel Tax, Carbon Tax This Week

June 6, 2016 The House of Representatives has scheduled votes for later this week on two non-binding “sense of Congress”...

FY17 Aviation Security, Coast Guard Funding Advances in Senate

June 6, 2016 On May 26, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $49.7 billion spending bill to fund the Department of...

CBO Recommends Screening Cargo Containers in U.S., Not Abroad

June 7, 2016 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office last week released a new report entitled Scanning and Imaging Shipping...

House Rejects FY17 Energy and Water Funding After Amending

On May 26, the House of Representatives defeated the fiscal 2017 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill (H.R. 5055) after...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 6, 2016

Tuesday, June 7 - Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs - full committee hearing on TSA aviation screening (witness list...

March-April 1994 White House Memos on Air Traffic Control Reform Legislation

Series of internal White House memos from March-April 1994 evaluating the options for air traffic control reform legislation to be...

Could Budget Process Reform Address Transportation Programs?

May 26, 2016 The dysfunction in the federal budget process, currently on vivid display in both chambers of Congress, is causing the...

FY 2017 Appropriations Subcommittee Allocations – As of May 24, 2016

Table showing budget allocations to Appropriations subcommittees, where known, for fiscal year 2017 as of May 24, 2016.

House Defeats Spending Bill Carrying FY17 Corps of Engineers Funding

May 26, 2016 Earlier today, the House of Representatives defeated the fiscal 2017 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill...

FY17 USDOT Budget Moves to House Floor; House Drops “THUD” Portion of Senate Appropriations Package

May 26, 2016 The House Appropriations Committee on May 24 approved a bill funding the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal...

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