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.

FY 2017 FTA New Starts Budget Request

One-page table showing the Administration's proposed mass transit new start list as part of the FY 2017 budget request.

FY 2017 FAA Budget Request One-Page Summary Table

One-page summary table of the President's FY 2017 budget request for the Federal Aviation Administration.

President Obama’s Final Transportation Budget Maintains FAST Act, Avoids Spending Tradeoffs

February 11, 2016 President Obama submitted his final budget to Congress this week, covering fiscal year 2017. The budget proposal...

President’s Budget Once Again Proposes Unlikely Cuts in Water Projects

February 10, 2016 President Obama’s final budget continues a bipartisan trend of Presidents proposing sweeping cuts in the civil...

Homeland Budget Requests New Aviation Security Fees; Coast Guard Procurement Cuts; Small Cuts in Transpo Security Grants

February 10, 2016 The President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 proposes large and politically unrealistic increases in...

The President’s “21st Century Clean Transportation” Plan – Bold and Transformative, or Reminder of a Missed Opportunity?

February 10, 2016 The most prominently hyped part of President Obama’s final budget (at least where transportation and...

FY17 Budget Powerpoint Slides

PDF of a PowerPoint presentation given by Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation in a webinar on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Capitol Hill Events – Week of Feb. 8, 2016

Tuesday, February 9 is Budget Day - the White House and GPO will release the budget message, Appendix, Analytical Perspectives, and...

Transportation is being changed by technology. But what about our transportation policies?

There is no doubt that our transportation system is undergoing a dramatic change and traditional transportation industry is keenly...

CBO Predicts $2.5B in ARRA High-Speed Rail Money Will Evaporate, Unspent

February 5, 2016 Buried in the supporting information for the Congressional Budget Office’s new Budget and Economic Outlook report...

CBO Projects Aviation Trust Fund Balances Will Continue To Build

January 28, 2016 The Congressional Budget Office’s new revenue baseline projects that demand for passenger air travel will...

Decline in Gas Tax Receipts Projected to Continue

January 28, 2016 The new budget forecast from the Congressional Budget Office projects that receipts from the 18.3 cent-per-gallon...

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