Transportation and HUD Appropriations Signed Into Law

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations were signed into law on Friday, November 18th as part of the first appropriations "minibus", the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (H.R.2112). The bill provides $72.3 billion for the Department of Transportation (DOT), rejecting most of the Administration's proposed initiatives which would have brought the DOT budget to a total of $129.4 billion. The FY 2012 funding level is, however, an increase over the FY 2011 by $3.6 billion (5.2 percent). The R&D investment in the bill is estimated at $1.1 billion, $137 million (11.3 percent) less than the President's request, but $64 million (6.4 percent) more than last year. The biggest decreases from last year come in the Federal Transit Administration which saw its Research and University Research Centers budget line get cut by $15 million (25.2 percent) and in the Federal Aviation Administration which suffered cuts in its Facilities and Equipment account for R&D projects, particularly in NextGen: System Development.

Department of Transportation Funding Table
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (H.R.2112)
House Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Draft Appropriations Bill
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (S.1596)