Congress passed two spending bills this week to fund the federal government through September 30 and avert a shutdown.
The FY2020 transportation package honors the FAST Act's $1.29 billion increase in core highway and transit investment but is short $300 million in the transit Capital Investment Grant program. The measure also provides $3.35 billion for the Airport Improvement Program.
Like FY 2018 and FY 2019, the FY 2020 bill increases transportation funding over the amounts authorized in the FAST Act. The $4.08 billion supplemental investment includes:
- $2.17 billion for highways
- $400 million for airport capital projects
- $510 million for bus and transit program grants
- $1 billion for BUILD multi-modal discretionary grants
President Trump is expected to sign the bills today.