Without Funding, State Transportation Projects Stall

Thousands of transportation projects across the country are being temporarily halted or canceled completely due to lack of funding. More than 40 states have been forced to cut back on transportation projects.

"The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has identified 5,000 transportation projects nationwide that lack the dollars to proceed; many of them, like the $730 million project here to add 10 miles of high-occupancy-vehicle lanes to the 405 Freeway - Mr. Schwarzenegger's backdrop on Monday - have been stopped midstream."

"'They just haven't been able to find the resources,' Tony Dorsey, the spokesman for the association, said of the halted projects."

"More than 40 states are struggling with revenue shortfalls, and lawmakers across the country are cutting, taxing and pleading their way toward solvency. Fixing bridges, expanding highways and other infrastructure projects have faced the same fate as government entitlement programs, state jobs and other items."

Full Story: In Budget Crises, States Reluctantly Halt Road Projects


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