The U.S. Senate passed its version of the FY 2010 Transportation-HUD appropriations today. The legislation permits $122 billion in spending for fiscal year 2010, which the AP reports is a 12% increase over current levels. The NRC reports that this includes $42.5 billion for the Federal Highway Administration, $18.1 billion for Section 8 tenant-based vouchers, $11.1 billion for the Federal Transit Administration, and $15.6 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Senate bill is similar to the version the House passed in July. The NRC detailed the funding levels within the federal transit program in the House bill.