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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


2013 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Statistics,Transportation

Information on the physical condition, operational performance, and financing mechanisms of the U.S. transportation system currently and the projected future state under a set of alternative investment scenarios.  From the Federal Highway Administration


Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education,Public Works,Statistics

Provides nationally representative data on the condition of public schools in the U.S. including condition of buildings, use of portable or temporary structures, and total cost of needed repairs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


U.S. Rail Transportation of Crude Oil: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Energy,Public Works,Transportation

Discusses the recent U.S. and Canadian boom in crude oil production and the problem of transporting the oil safely to refineries.  While some see railroads as an alternative to costly pipeline production, concerns about safety have been raised.  This report looks at rail transport safety concerns and rail versus pipeline development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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