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.

Transportation as Utility

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

Three New Visionary Ideas for the President

When President Obama gave his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, the transportation community reaction was mixed. The...

An Incomplete Agenda for the Nation’s Transportation System

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

Virginia’s Transportation Funding Proposal and the User-Pay Concept

Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal for funding transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been the subject of a flurry of...

Transportation Policy Resolutions for the New Year

2013 promises to be an eventful year for federal policy-making. The entire tax code and virtually all domestic spending programs are...

Is Quantitative Easing an Option for Infrastructure Financing?

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

2012 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2012 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2012   January 18, 2012 issue January 27, 2012 update ...

2011 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2011 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2011   January 3, 2011 update January 19, 2011 issue ...

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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