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Transportation Reauthorization Information

The source for this information is the "Federal Formula Grants and California" project, a joint venture between the California Institute for Federal Policy Research and the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Transportation Reauthorization Activity 2005

SAFETEA-LU Transit Provisions (August 2005)
Spreadsheet:  Comparison of California Transit funding under SAFETEA-LU, TEALU and TEA-21 (August 2005)

Highways and Transit Conference Report On Verge Of Adoption, After 11 Extensions (July 29, 2005)
Senate Transportation Appropriations Moves Forward (July 22, 2005)
TEA-21 Reauthorization Gets Extension Number Ten (July 22, 2005)
Transportation Gets Eighth Extension (July 1, 2005)
TEA-21 Reauthorization Conference Reportedly Agrees on Funding Total (June 24, 2005)
Transportation: Highway Equity, Support for Urban Transit and CMAQ Identified as Delegation's Reauthorization Priorities (June 24, 2005)
Senate Diesel Retrofit Program Would Help California Communities (June 24, 2005)
Capitol Hill Briefing Outlines PPIC's "California 2025" Project; Reps. McKeon and Lofgren Cite Need to Plan for State's Future (June 17, 2005)
House Subcommittee Approves Transportation, HUD Appropriations (June 17, 2005)

Transportation Stakeholders Unveil TEA-21 Reauthorization Checklist, Brief Staff at Bipartisan Delegation Session
(June 10, 2005)
Despite Lack of Firm Spending Total, Transportation Conferees Upbeat
(June 10, 2005)
Senate Approves Comprehensive Transportation Reauthorization Bill (May 20, 2005)
Senate Moves to Retain $11.2 Billion Increase to Transportation Bill, Showdown with White House Looms
(May 13, 2005)
Bipartisan Congressional Letter Criticizes FTA's Proposed Changes to New Starts Evaluation System (May 6, 2005)
Senate Transportation Bill Hits Hurdles on Senate Floor ( April 28, 2005)

Senate Finance Committee Floats Idea of Taxing Vehicle Mileage Instead of Fuel Consumption ... Potentially Costing Californians Millions per Year - April 22, 2005 -- See bulletin article or excel spreadsheet showing state-by-state impact (or pdf version of spreadsheet)

Senate Transportation Safety Bill's Progress Clears TEA-21 Renewal for Floor Consideration -- April 15, 2005

Senate Panel Makes Quick Work of Highways Bill; Equity Bonus Targets Higher Rate-of-Return on Gas Taxes, But Constraints Would Slow Changes; Formula Shift Would Trim California CMAQ Funding (March 16, 2005)

Senate Banking Committee Marks Up SAFETEA Transit Reauthorization Bill (March 17, 2005)

House 2005 TEA LU Highway Bill Clears House With Overwhelming Support; Minimum Guarantee Remains at 90.5%, but "Hammer" Stays Too
Selected TEA LU Provisions & Changes
Minimum Guarantee    High Priority Projects    New Starts    Bus and Bus-Related   Other Provisions 
As Passed House Floor
:  Highway Programs in TEA LU 2005 - California "High Priority Projects" State-By-State Totals (March 10, 2005)
As Passed House Floor:  Highway Programs in TEA LU 2005 - California "High Priority Projects" Earmarks (March 10, 2005)
As Passed House Floor:  Transit in TEA LU 2005 - Bus and New Starts Earmarks - State Totals (March 10, 2005)
As Passed House Floor:  Transit in TEA LU 2005 - California New Starts Earmarks (March 10, 2005)
As Passed House Floor:  Transit in TEA LU 2005 - Bus Program Earmarks (March 10, 2005)

Combined Excel Spreadsheet re House TEA LU 2005:  California Earmarks and All States' Shares of "High Priority Projects" earmarks, and of Transit Rail and Bus Earmarks in House TEA LU 2005, as approved by House T&I Committee on 3/2/2005

Committee Version: Highway Programs in TEA LU 2005 - California "High Priority Projects" State-By-State Totals (March 3, 2005)
Committee Version: Highway Programs in TEA LU 2005 - California "High Priority Projects" Earmarks (March 3, 2005)
Committee Version: Transit in TEA LU 2005 - Bus and New Starts Earmarks - State Totals (March 3, 2005)
Committee Version: Transit in TEA LU 2005 - California New Starts Earmarks (March 3, 2005)
Committee Version: Transit in TEA LU 2005 - Bus Program Earmarks (March 3, 2005)

Transportation Panel Approves $289 Billion TEA LU Bill, No Minimum Guarantee Changes (March 3, 2005)
House Transportation Bill Reintroduced with Support of White House (February 9, 2005)

Federal Formula Grants and California:  Federal Transit Programs Report and Fact Sheet
 -- produced in partnership with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
Federal Formula Grants and California:  Federal Highway Programs Report (February 2002) and Fact Sheet]
 -- produced in partnership with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)


Transportation Reauthorization Activity 2004

Overview of 108th Congress' TEALU Bill -- Highway and Transit Program Components
    As approved by House T&I Committee on 3/24/2004 (revised 3/31/2004) -- also in Word format
    Changes in TEA LU from 4/1/2004 Manager's Floor Amendment, including earmarks (4/1/2004)
    Addendum:  Article on bill as passed House on 4/2/2004 (4/16/2004)
    Addendum:  Article re TEA-21 Reauthorization Status (4/23/2004)

"High Priority Project" Earmarks in TEA LU Committee Passed Bill - State Totals and California Projects (updated 4/1/2004 with additional and changed earmarks included in House Manager's Amendment)
State Totals and California Earmarks - HPP Funding - Manager's Amendment 4/1/2004 (with changed earmarks)
State Totals only - HPP Funding - Manager's Amendment 4/1/2004 (with changed earmarks)
State Totals and California Earmarks - HPP Funding - Committee-Passed TEA LU Bill 3/24/2004 (without changed earmarks)
      Narrative, with Earmark changes, of 4/1/2004 Manager's Amendment

Combined Spreadsheet:  Transit in TEA LU - Program totals, with Bus and New Starts Earmarks (with 4/1/2004 changes)
    or component documents:  Program totals, Bus % share by state, New Starts % share by state, New Starts earmarks, CA Bus earmarks

State-by-State Funding Apportionments, as reported by House T&I Committee (UNVERIFIED)
         Six-year transit totals --- Transit totals by year --- Six-year highway totals --- Highway totals by year

Transit Program Comparison - Side-By-Side (MS Word "doc" file)

Combined Spreadsheet:  Transit in TEA LU - Program Breakout, Earmarked Bus and New Starts Projects
    or see component documents:  Program totals, State Bus/New Starts shares, New Starts earmarks, Bus earmarks

Spreadsheet:  California Share of Highway Program Funds Under TEA 21 - Program Breakout

Highway Funds 2004-09 in TEA-21 Renewal Bills as reported by Committees of jurisdiction (or pdf) as of 3/5/2004 (earlier draft of House TEALU bill, at $375 billion)

Transportation-Focused Formula Grant Reports (from the Federal Formula Grants and California project)

Federal Formula Grants and California:  Federal Highway Programs (February 2003)
 -- produced in partnership with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
           -- also see our one-pager:  "Just the Facts: California's Share of Federal Highway Programs"

Federal Formula Grants and California:  Federal Transit Programs
 -- produced in partnership with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
           -- A 2-page fact sheet on Transit:  "Just the Facts: California's Share of Federal Transit Programs"

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