Funding & Finance

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Federal, state, and local governments all play a significant role in funding $300 billion in annual transportation spending. The federal government supplies important capital funding for highways, transit systems, airports, waterways, and ports while also operating the nation’s air traffic control system. State and local governments have an equally important task to invest in and operate their transportation networks and rely on a broad range of revenue sources, from general revenues and debt, to fuel taxes, fees, and tolls.

The “Transportation Trust Fund” Idea, 40 Years On…

(Originally published in Transportation Weekly on April 11, 2011) The centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s ambitious six-year...

2010 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2010 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2010   January 5, 2010 issue January 21, 2010 issue ...

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive   January 2009 January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget forecast;...

Federal Bridge Policy: Past and Future

 Response to 1967 Disaster Created A Program That Has Gradually Lost Its Focus Originally published in Transportation Weekly, August...

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