Senate Approves FY 2013 Transportation Appropriations

AASHTO Journal, 20 April 2012

Following on action by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development, the full Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed transportation appropriation levels for Fiscal Year 2013.

The bill, S. 2322, allocates $52.10 billion in obligation limitations on contract authority from transportation trust funds, for the highway and transit programs a $30 million increase over FY 2012 levels.

The Senate appropriations bill set the FY 2013 federal-aid highways obligation limit at $39.143 billion and established a total Federal Highway Administration appropriation of $39.882 billion.

The Federal Transit Administration appropriation was $10.7 billion, a $100 million increase from FY 2012.

Meanwhile, the Federal Rail Administration appropriation, which includes funding for Amtrak and passenger rail programs, was increased by $30 million to $1.68 billion.

The Federal Aviation Administration allocation was increased slightly to $15.958 billion. The Airport Improvement Program obligation was unchanged from FY 2012 at $3.35 billion.

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