So where does transit funding stand at the federal level? The next federal fiscal year begins on Oct. 1. Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed their work on FY 2017 Transportation/HUD Appropriations. While the next step is a floor vote in each chamber, there is no definitive date when floor action will take place.
Since this is an election year, the Congressional work schedule has very few days remaining. There is a distinct possibility according to the Community Transportation Association of America that many appropriations measures, including the Transportation/HUD bill, get folded into a catch-all measure, or maybe a continuing resolution, later this fall.