Transportation Budgeting

Every day transportation issues are in the news: debates about what projects and programs to fund, rising gas prices, unhealthy air quality from emissions and more.  This section of the website provides links to information about the state and federal transportation budgets and other transportation news around the state.

The two most important events to track are the state and federal budget processes, during which multi-year spending levels are set. These pages provide background information and updates on those budgets.

  • Transportation in the State Budget – many of the most important transportation funding decisions are made in the bi-annual state budget, including aid levels for local governments and funding levels for highway projects.

  • The Federal Transportation Budget – federal transportation budgets are passed every 5 to 7 years and include immense amounts of funding, including both program funding that state and local governments have discretion on how to spend and special project earmarks.

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