AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FISCAL CAPACITY OF TEXAS CITIES AND COUNTIES AND THEIR ABILITY TO MEET LOCAL STREET CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE NEEDS THROUGH THE YEAR 2000. FINAL REPORT
This study examines changes in the fiscal health of select Texas cities and counties from 1972 to 1992 and the relationship of those changes to the ability of local transportation agencies to maintain local roads and streets. The fiscal health of two-thirds of the cities and counties in our group improved over the period in question; however, it has not translated into adequate spending required to maintain local roads and streets in an acceptable condition. The authors found that declining fiscal health was accompanied by decreases in local road and street maintenance expenditures, and that these decreases were statistically related to a deterioration of locally maintained bridges and structures. The report also includes forecasts of fiscal health and local road and street spending for 1995 and 2000. The report concludes with some policy recommendations with respect to changes that may be required over the next decade in the manner in which the Texas Department of Transportation targets state aid to local transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations.
- Research study title: An Assessment of the Fiscal Capacity of Texas Cities and Counties and Their Ability to Meet Local Street Construction and Maintenance Needs Through the Year 2000. Published November 1994; revised October 1995.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Austin, TX United States 78763-5051
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Luker Jr, B
- Danave, R C
- Edwardson, J C
- Steffel, K J
- Publication Date: 1995-10
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 403 p.
- TRT Terms: Cities; Counties; Economic policy; Expenditures; Financing; Forecasting; Highway maintenance; Local government agencies; Recommendations; State aid; State departments of transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Local agencies
- Geographic Terms: Texas
- Old TRIS Terms: Fiscal health; Fiscal policies; Street maintenance
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Highways; Research; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00720300
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-95/1307-1F, Res Rept 1307-1F, TTI: 0-1307
- Contract Numbers: Study 0-1307
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM