Funding

News April 28, 2016
The S.C. Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a $4 billion road-repair plan that includes replacing nearly 400 bridges.   Legislators plan to pair the Senate’s funding proposal with a separate plan to restructure the oversight boards at the state’s two road agencies.   Critics say legislators...
News April 27, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday the immediate availability of $750,000 in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stabilize and repair roads damaged by heavy rains on federal lands throughout northern California.   “Thousands of...
News April 25, 2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a 2017 funding bill that would spend $77.9 billion on programs under the U.S. Department of Transportation, keeping the Highway Trust Fund's highway and transit accounts at levels authorized in the new five-year FAST Act.   The Senate bill would also...
News April 20, 2016
NYDOT is getting $27.14 billion across fiscal years 2016-2020 for capital improvements under the recent 2016-2017 state budget agreement.   Of this total, $21.1 billion is for capital improvements of highways, bridges, rail, aviation infrastructure, transit (other than Metropolitan Transit...
News April 19, 2016
Mild spring weather has set road construction in motion earlier than usual in North Dakota, and more money will be spent on highways and bridges than last year despite recent budget cuts to the state department of transportation (NDOT).   NDOT has $680 million in work planned for this construction...
News April 15, 2016
Nebraska this week saw passage of the Transportation Innovation Act (L960), a bill that increases funding for Nebraska transportation projects and authorizes design-build project delivery, Construction Manager/General Contractor delivery, and the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for...
News April 14, 2016
New Jersey transportation officials this week faced the Assembly Budget Committee, whose members grilled them on the looming standoff surrounding the Transportation Trust Fund, set to run dry in early August, according to acting transportation commissioner Richard Hammer.   Despite legislators’...
News April 13, 2016
A proposal in Illinois for the state to put a device on cars to see how many miles citizens are driving would make use of that data to charge a tax on drivers based on miles driven.    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, who this week made an appearance at the Innovation in Construction,...
News April 08, 2016
The result of a recent audit of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) discovered that the agency had more than 150 separate priority lists for road and bridge repair projects; the reason for this, according to SCDOT head Christy Hall, is that a single statewide list of all road...
News April 05, 2016
According to Mississippi House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby (R-Pascagoula) who was working during the past week on a broad-based plan to increase revenue for an infrastructure plan, members want to look for additional “efficiencies” in the Department of Transportation during the...
News April 01, 2016
North Carolina's controversial LGBT law is facing opposition from many in Washington and it could mean major local road projects miss out on important federal funding down the road. Legal precedence exists that could allow the federal government to cut North Carolina off.   It puts $4.5 billion in...
News March 23, 2016
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $15 million in grants for states under a new program to test alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.   “What is clear is that more investment in transportation is necessary to...
News March 21, 2016
Los Angeles Metro unveiled a $120 billion spending plan over the next 40 years on the city’s transportation infrastructure. The proposed measure and project list will be presented to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in June.   Initial projects included in the plan are...
News March 21, 2016
The Iowa Transportation Commission amended the state's transportation improvement plan for the current fiscal year to add an estimated $91.7 million in new highway and bridge construction projects because more funding is now available. The Iowa Transportation Commission said all the newly added...
News March 14, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the availability of credit assistance for critical infrastructure projects across the country through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program.  Foxx encouraged states and cities across the country to submit...
News March 11, 2016
The Indiana House and Senate approved a two-year $1 billion infrastructure bill. The measure does not raise taxes, but will use a combination of state reserves, tax re-allocations, Major Moves dollars and proceeds from last year's tax amnesty program.   Supporters of the bill like Senator Luke...
News March 10, 2016
The South Carolina Senate approved a $400 million roads plan that does not include an increase in the state’s gas tax. The Senate bill is being sent to the S.C. house for final approval.  The S.C. House passed a roads-funding bill that included a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax and a slight cut in the...
News March 07, 2016
The California Metropolitan Transportation Commission decided last month to trim the state’s transportation improvement plan by $754 million, in advance of the expectation that lower gas taxes and lower oil prices would have a severe effect on state tax-derived revenue. The loss was estimated to be...
News March 02, 2016
The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would lift the earmark on a significant pocket of transportation funding and move that money to the state general fund, where it could be ostensibly used without restrictions. The House voted 44-27 to pass HB296, and sent it to the...
News February 25, 2016
Amtrak President Joseph Boardman told the Senate Commerce Committee’s surface transportation subcommittee that the Gateway project is Amtrak’s “top priority among a long list of major priorities.”   The recently enacted legislation sets aside $305 billion for roads, bridges, transit and railroads...
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