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 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed into Law

March 27, 2018


Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed into Law​

Early Friday morning, the Senate passed H.R.1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 by a vote of 65 – 32.  The measure was signed later that day by President Trump, averting a government shutdown.  It had previously passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 256 – 167.  For more details on what is included in the package, please view our previous Legislative Alert​.

Amounts in Millions

FY17 Enacted

FY18 FAST Act

FY18 Administration Proposed Budget

FY18 Omnibus

FTA Programs – Total

12,407

12,175

11,225

13,473

Transit Formula Grants

9,734

9,733

9,733

10,567

Capital Investment Grants

2,413

2,302

1,232

2,645

Grants to WMATA*

150

150

150

150

FTA Administration

113

115

111

113

 

Select Transit Formula Grants**

§ 5307 and § 5336 Urbanized Area Formula

4,630

4,727

4,727

4,727

§ 5311 Rural Basic Formula

565

578

578

578

§ 5337 State of Good Repair

2,550

2,594

2,594

2,994

§ 5339(a) Bus & Bus Facilities Formula

§ 5339(b) Bus & Bus Facilities Competitive

§ 5339(c) Bus & Bus Facilities NoLo

436

229

55

446

247

55

446

237

55

655

408

84

§ 5340(c) Growing States

§ 5340(d) High Density States

279

265

286

267

286

267

286

297

FRA Programs

Total Amtrak Funds

1,495

1,600

738

1,942

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements

68

230

25

593

Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair

25

175

26

250

Restoration and Enhancement Grants

5

20

0

20

TIGER Grants

500

***

0

1,500


The table above compares funding for major programs between Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 enacted levels, FY 2018 FAST Act authorized levels, FY 2018 Administration budget proposal levels, and FY 2018 Omnibus.  The table identifies programs where significant funding changes were made under the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill.  Programs not identified in the table were funded at, or close to authorized levels under the FAST Act.

*Grants to WMATA are authorized under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) of 2008, Not under the FAST Act.

** To view all of the FTA authorized program levels please see APTA’s FAST Act summary book here: APTA FAST Act Guide 

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