With the completion of the last 13 miles of the Washington area Metrorail system, a chapter of the region's transportation history is closing. The major construction programs launched 30 years ago are nearly complete. Together with the decline in fuel tax revenues, this has moved the region toward a "maintenance mode," unable to afford many new facilities between now and 2020. A key concern is how to finance the future transportation system. A question to be considered is whether urban transportation issues can be addressed without new revenue sources. As traditional revenue sources are increasingly devoted to maintaining the system we have today and improving its efficiency, attention may turn to alternatives such as private funding and new user charges to pay for new construction.

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    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

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    Washington, DC  United States  20002
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 13-24
  • Serial:
    • Region
    • Volume: 35
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1996 12:00AM