Before going on recess for the holiday the House of Representatives is set to meet and take up a 2023 fiscal transportation bill on June 30. This bill will fund operations for the upcoming fiscal year for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Their current federal funding is expiring on October 1. As reported by Transport Topics, the legislation, which easily advanced in subcommittee last week, would provide President Joe Biden’s funding request for programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The bill would provide FMCSA $367.5 million for its safety operations and programs, and $506.1 million for its safety grants division”. Other transportation agencies would also benefit and see funding increases for them under this bill. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) expressed that this bill will have ripple effects on climate change, transit and electric vehicle programs. “Americans across the country are still living with the consequences of our crumbling transportation infrastructure,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro said.
This bill would dedicate $61.3 billion for the Federal Highway Administration, $18.7 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration, $17.5 billion for the Federal Transit Administration, $3.8 billion for the Federal Railroad Administration, and $1.2 billion for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, it would dedicate $987 million for the Maritime Administration. Overall, USDOT would receive $90.9 billion, an increase of $9.9 billion above the enacted level. Click here for the full funding proposal.