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2011 Appropriations Process Starts This Week; TIGER III Included

Last week the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation marked up the draft appropriations bill for 2011 –also known as “Transportation Housing and Urban Development” or “THUD”

The following are key points summarized from an article in Transportation Weekly:

  • Highway funding increased by ten percent
  • Transit funding increased (if additional spending authority is provided by the authorizing committees)
  • Transfers $200 million of formula bridge and highway funding to a new discretionary liveable community grant programs;
  • Creates a TIGER III program at $400 million ($200 million less than this year);
  • Provides $1.4 billion for High Speed and Intercity Rail Grants (also less than last year); and
  • Provides $145,980,000 in Highway and Transit earmarks for California.

Earmarks account for roughly $17.8 million through Federal Highways Administration and $128.2 through Federal Transit Administration

By Lauren Michele

Lauren Michele – Founder/Owner of Policy in Motion – is a policy consultant/advisor and communications strategist, specializing in progressive and non-partisan politics. She helps candidates and clients build campaigns, coalitions, and communication strategies. Lauren has 15 years of experience working with federal, state, and local government agencies; non-profit organizations; foundations; universities; and political/issue campaigns, including a Presidential Campaign and a California State Bond. Ms. Michele has over a decade of experience working virtually both in team and individual environments, with Policy in Motion offices in California. Policy in Motion’s mission is to promote the environmental, economic, and social well being of communities —fostering a sustainable future for all people and the planet.

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