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Federal transportation funding is administered by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) through its modal agencies, primarily the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Federal transportation policy, including the types of projects that can be funded and how funding is distributed to different funding programs, is set by Congress when it authorizes federal transportation spending. Congress most recently authorized federal transportation funding in 2015, when it passed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act will expire in fiscal year 2020 and Congress will need to take action before fiscal year 2021 in order to ensure that federal transportation funding is not interrupted.
This page provides resources on the FAST Act and resources on federal funding programs from its predecessor bill, MAP-21. This page also covers the topic of rescissions - which are funds that have been authorized and allocated to states, but are then withdrawn due to states not using that allocated funding after a period of time.