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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Public Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure, 1956 to 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Statistics,Transportation

Covers the history of spending on 6 types of transportation and water infrastructure: highways, mass transit/rail, aviation, water transportation, water resources, and water utilities.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Beyond Traffic 2045: Trends and Choices

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Public Works,Transportation


Examines the current, overstressed  transportation system in the U.S., where current trends may take us in the future if major changes are not made, and  possible solutions for a better future.  From the U.S. Department of Transportation


Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: System Performance and Mitigation Report

Categories: Public Works,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Federally mandated report on dealing with traffic problems in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  Assess the roads in the region, ranks the most congested corridors, and recommends improvements.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization


An Economic Analysis of Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation

Describes the deteriorating condition of America’s roads, bridges, and mass transit and urges approval of a $300 billion proposal to fund the nation’s transportation system and create jobs.  From the National Economic Council and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers


National Funding of Road Infrastructure

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Public Works,Taxes,Transportation

As Congress debates how the U.S. will fund road construction in the future, this report covers the highway infrastructure funding practices of 14 foreign countries; some like the U.S. rely on a gas tax while others fund from general revenue or other schemes.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


Governor McAuliffe Announces $13.1 Billion in Transportation Improvements Across the State….

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Press release announcing funding totals for final Six-Year Improvement Program for highway, bridge, rail, transit, and other related programs in Virginia.  From the Office of the Governor


The Highway Trust Fund and the Treatment of Surface Transportation Programs in the Federal Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation

Describes the imperiled status of the Highway Trust Fund and options that Congress might consider to address the imbalance between available revenues and spending needs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


The Future of Transportation Infrastructure Investments: Determining Best Practices for States’ Funding and Financing Mechanisms

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Examines how states are coping with deteriorating transportation systems and diminishing resources for fixing them.  A privately sponsored study prepared by the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William and Mary


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