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.

Election Results Mean A Less Productive Lame Duck Session

November 16, 2016 The election of Donald Trump to replace Barack Obama as President has thrown the planned post-election “lame...

Guest Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and Minding the Looming Infrastructure Funding Gap

Needless to say, the Department of Transportation, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has had a busy few...

Summaries of the 30 Most Important Transportation Ballot Questions

November 9, 2016 Our short summaries of each of the top 30 ballot initiatives at stake last night follow, in alphabetical order,...

Transportation Funding Ballot Initiatives Largely Successful

November 9, 2016 Beyond the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, voters made enduring decisions on nearly...

Election 2016 Update – 6:00 a.m. Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00 a.m. Well, let’s just say that very few people saw that one coming. Donald Trump will be the...

DC’s P3 Office Hits the Ground Running

November 4, 2016 In a continuation of one of the latest trends in transportation, D.C. public agencies that are interested in...

USDOT Invites Applications for $850 Million in FY 2017 FASTLANE Discretionary Grants

November 4, 2016 On October 29, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it would start a second round of applications...

Virginia Beach to Vote on Light Rail Project

November 4, 2016 Next week Virginia Beach will vote on a $243.1 million project to build 3.5 miles of light rail that connects with...

The Lists: 10 Ballot Measures to Watch on Election Day

November 4, 2016 Here at Eno, we are closely tracking not just the Presidential campaign drama, but also the hundreds and hundreds...

New DC Metro Budget Causes Concerns in Congress

November 4, 2016 The general manager of the Washington DC-area mass transit system released an outline of his proposed operating...

Transportation Ballot Measure Database Now Available

WASHINGTON – This November, the power of the state and local governments in the American electoral process will be forcefully...

Detroit Desperately Needs to Vote to Build a Rail and Bus Transit System

(Ed. Note: For more information on this ballot measure, read this article from last week's issue) On Election Day, Americans...

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