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AASHTO Federal Funding

The U.S. government uses its Federal taxing authority to levy several taxes supporting transportation funding through the Highway Trust Fund. In addition, some funding for surface transportation is sourced from the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury.

AASHTO Finance

Project Finance State by State data.

AASHTO's Daily Transportation Update

AASHTO's Daily Transportation Update provides a selection of links to transportation-related news stories and Federal Register notices on the Internet every weekday morning. The DTU helps you keep up with media coverage of the industry from across the country and federal transportation regulatory actions.


The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is conducting a review of its existing regulations to evaluate their continued validity and determine whether they are crafted effectively to solve current problems. As part of this review, the Department invites the public to participate in a comment process designed to help the Department ensure that it has a plan for periodically analyzing existing significant rules to determine whether they should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed and identify specific rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome.

Advocacy Federal Legislation

The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

Legislation & Regulations

This section provides descriptions and summaries a wide array of Federal, state and local legislation that establishes transportation funding sources and governs their distribution and uses, as well as information on legislation establishing and regulating the use of the finance mechanisms used for transportation improvements. Separate content has been prepared for Federal legislative issues, as well as state and local legislation. The Federal legislation section provides coverage of laws governing funding, finance and policy contained in Titles 23 (highways) and 49 (transit) of the Federal code, together with information on the seven-year Transportation Authorization Act process which is used to update Federal legislation and funding levels. The state and local authorization section addresses legislation that is needed to establish new revenue sources or powers, such as the ability collect tolls or other revenue sources, as well as the use of different types of financial tools.

Legislation, Regulations and Guidance Resources

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.

National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission

Section 11142(a) of SAFETEA-LU established the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission and charged it with analyzing future highway and transit needs and the finances of the Highway Trust Fund and making recommendations regarding alternative approaches to financing transportation infrastructure.

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