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This article presents a "plain-language" guide to federal-aid highway funding. It is intended to serve as an easy-to-understand reference to some of the key legislative procedures, administrative actions, and funding sources which underlie the federal-aid process, with a particular emphasis on the structure and impact of apportionment formulas. Key features of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) are highlighted, with a focus on the mechanism used to credit HTF revenue to the individual states. A discussion of legislative procedures centers on the treatment of the highway program in overall budgetary decisions, and the impact of budget authority and contract authority funding mechanisms.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 19-32
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00758768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1999 12:00AM