On February 9, 2016, the Administration submitted its FY'17 budget request to Congress.
On April 19, 2016, the Senate THUD Appropriations Subcommittee marked up and approved the FY'17 US DOT funding bill and the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved the bill on April 21. On May 19, the Senate approved the bill by a vote of 89 to 8.
On May 17, 2016 , the House THUD Appropriations Subcommittee marked up and approved its version of the FY'17 US DOT funding bill and the full House Appropriations Committee approved the bill on May 24. The bill never went to the House floor for final passage.
On September 28, 2016, Congress passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) which funds all government agencies at FY'16 levels until December 9.
On December 10, 2016, during the post-election Lame Duck session, Congress passed another short-term CR which funds the federal government through April 28, 2017. That CR was then extended until May 5.
On May 5, 2017, President Trump signed into law the final FY'17 US DOT appropriations bill as part of a massive government-wide omnibus appropriations bill.
FHWA - the full FAST Act authorized level of $43.26B for the highway program. This includes the FAST Act authorized level of $850M for the popular FASTLANE discretionary grant program and full funding for TIFIA financing program.
FAA - the full authorized level of $3.35B for the construction-related Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
FRA - in addition to the $1.45B total for Amtrak (versus the FY'16 level of $1.39B), the bill also provides modest funding for the first time for three new FAST Act rail discretionary grant programs - $68M for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure/Safety Grants (CRISI), $25M for the State of Good Repair Grants, and $5M for the Rail Restoration/Enhancement Grants.
TIGER - the same level of $500M as in FY'16. The bill decreases the maximum TIGER grant from $100M to $25M and also reduces the maximum share that can be awarded in a single state each year from 20 percent to 10 percent. As in FY'16, planning work is not eligible for TIGER grants.
FTA - the full FAST Act authorized level of $9.73B for transit formula grants, in addition to $2.41B (versus $2.17B in FY'16) for Capital Improvement Grants (CIG) - New Starts, Small Starts and Core Capacity Projects. The bill funds the full $199M in one-time funding for commuter rail implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and the full $150M for DC's WMATA transit system. The CIG funding is enough to fund all the transit projects with FFGAs (approximately $1.56B) as well as projects without an FFGA. The explanatory statement - see page 32 in the link above - lists the FFGA and non-FFGA projects eligible to be funded. They include 4 "New FFGA" projects, 3 "New Core Capacity Projects", and 10 Small Start projects. Project funding of note: