The amount of federal dollars available for highways in fiscal year 2003 will be nearly the same as were available the year before. When President Bush signed the omnibus FY 2003 appropriations bill in February, $31.6 billion were made available for highway work.
Funding for other infrastructure construction programs was also included in the bill. The airport improvement program is marked for $3.4 billion, up $100 million from last year. Funding for the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds (which fund water infrastructure construction) stayed about the same, at $1.35 billion and $850 million, respectively.