Biden administration asks for 2.7% FY 2025 increase in DOT budget

The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2025 budget proposal submitted to Congress on March 11 requests $109.3 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation, an increase of 2.7% over the fiscal 2024 budget of $106.4 billion, which was enacted as part of the minibus appropriations bill the president signed March 8. Additional funding for specific agencies would also be available from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The president’s budget request includes $16.8 billion for the Federal Transit Administration, including $2.4 billion for major capital projects through the Capital Investments Grant program and $14.3 billion for transit formula grants. The IIJA would add $4.25 billion for a total of $21 billion for the FTA.

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