Latest News
Industry News / Infrastructure Funding

February 14, 2019

Final Spending Deal Bill Boosts Transportation Programs

After months of stalled negotiations, including a prolonged partial government shutdown, the House and Senate are finally poised to pass a seven-bill omnibus appropriations package this week that increases funding for several transportation infrastructure programs for 2019.

The bill provides $49.3 billion for federal highway programs, $3.25 billion above FAST Act levels. Transit programs receive a total of $13.4 billion, including $2.55 billion for capital investment grants.

BUILD (formerly TIGER) multimodal grants are funded at $900 million, and rail programs total nearly $3 billion, including $1.9 billion for Amtrak, $255 million for rail infrastructure and safety improvements, and $400 million for state of good repair grants.

For aviation, the bill preserves Airport Improvement Program funding at $3.35 billion and adds $500 million in competitive grants for airport infrastructure and allocates $3 billion for FAA facilities and equipment.

The bill also provides $3.4 billion for the Community Development Block Grant program, a 10 percent increase above fiscal 2017.

Click here for a summary from the House Appropriations Committee.


All comments to blog posts will be moderated by ACEC staff.


Post a Comment
Leave this field empty

'Subscribe' enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries

HDR Logo
Plan Logo
Plan Logo
Matheson Logo
UPS Logo
Lenovo Logo
Connect with us
Pinterest Image
Facebook Image
twitter Image

To view back issues of the Last Word newsletter, click here.