Other Funding Highlights for Department of Transportation Include:
- The Budget proposes a 10-year, $810 billion reauthorizations of surface transportation programs, including highway, transit, rail, highway safety, and hazardous materials safety programs, including important reforms to provide critical investments in the Nation’s transportation infrastructure. The Budget includes an additional $190 billion for additional infrastructure investments, across a range of sectors, for a total of $1 trillion in infrastructure investment.
- The Budget eliminates a required set-aside for the Transportation Alternatives program that restricts States from choosing the most meritorious projects. This elimination provides additional flexibility to use the resources within the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program to support projects that rehabilitate or expand highways in a manner that supports interstate or regional commerce.
- The Budget requests $21.6 billion in discretionary budget authority for 2021, a $3.2 billion or 13-percent decrease from the 2020 enacted level. The Budget also provides $66.2 billion in mandatory contract authority and obligation limitations, a $5 billion or 8-percent increase from the 2020 enacted level.