Category: Funding

NGA Statement on the WRDA

Funding Maritime

The National Governors Association has released a statement of principles and a Letter to Congress regarding the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (S. 601).

TIGER 2013 Webinars


The US Department of Transportation is holding a series of webinars that focus on the FY2013 TIGER application process. These webinars are available free of charge, but space is limited and advance registration is required. TIGER 2013 Application Preparation Guidance Seminar (May 3, 2013, 2:00–3:00pm EDT) TIGER 2013 Benefit Cost Analysis Guidance Seminar (May 6, […]

Expanding the Panama Canal: What Does it Mean?

Events Funding

The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on April 10, 2013 entitled Expanding the Panama Canal: What Does it Mean for American Freight and Infrastructure? The hearing explored how the Panama Canal expansion will change the movement of freight into and throughout the United States, and considered what public and […]

FY2014 Budget Highlights


The US Department of Transportation has released its Budget Highlights for Fiscal Year 2014. The President’s FY 2014 budget request for the Department of Transportation is $77 billion – 6% above the FY 2012 enacted levels. The President’s Budget also includes a $50 billion program to provide immediate transportation investments in key areas. These resources […]

Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan

Funding News

Ohio recently unveiled a jobs and transportation plan to fund critical highway projects. The Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan would generate $1.5 billion in new funds for Ohio highways from bonds issued by the Ohio Turnpike Commission and backed by future toll revenues. Up to an additional $1.5 billion could be generated from matching local […]

The Return on Infrastructure Investment

Funding News

Two researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco recently presented a paper at the 2012 NBER Macroeconomics Annual Conference entitled “Roads to Prosperity or Bridges to Nowhere? Theory and Evidence on the Impact of Public Infrastructure Investment.” Here’s the abstract: We examine the dynamic macroeconomic effects of public infrastructure investment both theoretically and […]

Making the Most of MAP-21

Funding News

Transportation for America has just released a handbook to help policy makers and transportation stakeholders understand and implement Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the recently enacted federal surface transportation legislation. Making the Most of MAP-21: A Guide to the 2012 Federal Transportation Law — And How to Use it for Positive […]

Blazing Trails in Missouri

Funding MAFC

Kevin Keith, Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, recently published a column in Inbound Logistics that addresses the current state of transportation infrastructure funding in Missouri and the United States. Current transportation funding to support this infrastructure is unsustainable going forward. Relying on fuel taxes will be insufficient as people adopt more fuel-efficient vehicles. […]