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USDOT rescinds $857 million from federal aid to state highway funds

News | July 6, 2017 | By:

In a notice issued June 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) rescinded $857 million of unobligated balances apportioned to states. The rescission applies to funding from programs ranging from Interstate Maintenance to the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program.

Federal law required the rescissions under the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act of 2017, a component of the short-term bill signed in May to fund the federal government through the end of September 2017.

The rescission applies to all states, with the amounts rescinded distributed proportionally based on each state’s unobligated balances. The most money was removed from California programs, some $89 million, while the least amount was rescinded from Idaho, at a little more than $2 million.

The federal notice, which includes a state-by-state breakdown of rescissions in total and by program, is available at

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