Thursday, August 13, 2009

2010 Federal Transportation Appropriations

The House passed its 2010 transportation spending bill. Here is the draft list of project earmarks for Washington State . The number of earmarks continues to decline compared to previous years.

Highway programs would receive a 1% increase, transit funding would increase 3.3%, safety program funding would increase 1.3%, and aviation funding would increase 3.3 %. High Speed rail funding is penciled in at $4 billion, an increase over the President’s request of $1 billion. However, until Congress replenishes the Highway Trust fund, those spending levels cannot be achieved.

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