Transportation Funding

All the talk about the Highway Trust Fund can make it seem like the U.S. transportation system. Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer argue that funding is only a symptom of the deeper problem.
2 days ago   Politico
The Missouri Department of Transportation will adhere strictly to a "fix it" (as opposed to "fix-it-first") policy for the next five years, because there are no funds for roadway expansion.
Jul 9, 2015   KRCG
Michigan—the state that spends less per capita on its roads than every other state—just got bad news about the state of its roads. Will it be enough to convince voters to pass a sales tax initiative to generate $1.2 billion in funding for roads?
Apr 5, 2015   Detroit Free Press
City officials in Seattle have proposed a levy on property owners that would finance an integrated approach to transportation infrastructure improvements.
Mar 25, 2015   Crosscut
SB 1048, proposed by Senator Bob Hall (R-Rockwall), levels an unprecedented attack on transit in Texas. Although it's probably an extreme example of dead-on-arrival legislating, it's notable that an elected official would consider such a proposal.
Mar 11, 2015   Examiner.com
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Kenneth Orski, editor and publisher of Innovation NewsBriefs, examines how state governments are beginning to accept more responsibility for transportation funding. Exclusive
Feb 11, 2015  By C. Kenneth Orski
Blog Post
Transportation professionals, media opinion makers, and various politicians have been sharing opinions on transportation funding strategies as the country remains months away from the expiration of federal transportation legislation and, more critically, depletion of transportation funds. Blog Post
Jan 30, 2015   By Steven Polzin
As communities are rethinking the dominant paradigms of the last 60 years of transportation planning, traditional funding mechanisms are coming up well short of needs. A new guidebook will help state DOTs sort it all out.
Jan 29, 2015   Smart Growth for America
A guest column on the Saporta Report offers a reminder of the many critical public needs that compete with transportation funding for state dollars.
Jan 27, 2015   Saporta Report
Charles Marohn starts off the year strong by throwing down the gauntlet on the perpetual transportation funding debate.
Jan 7, 2015   Strong Towns
Thanks to voters, at least $1.2 billion in oil and gas taxes a year that would normally have been directed to the state's Rainy Day Fund is diverted to the highway fund, where it will be used to improve the state's crumbling road infrastructure.
Nov 12, 2014   Newsradio 1200 WOAI