During the last two decades, Kentucky's Road Fund revenue growth has dramatically lagged behind the growth of motor vehicle travel. As a consequence, Kentucky must search for alternative and innovative means of financially supporting the continued maintenance and development of the state's system of roads. The purpose of this study was to review and analyze new transportation financing innovations suggested by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA suggestions may provide ways to leverage funds from traditional sources and to incorporate new sources of revenue into the Commonwealth's transportation financing plan. In the study, the workings of these financing innovations were evaluated and other states' applications of these financing techniques were reviewed. In addition, a preliminary assessment was made of the potential applicability of these financing innovations in Kentucky. Obstacles and barriers to their use were also identified. Five general categories of innovative transportation financing options were evaluated: (1) the TE-045 Program; (2) State Infrastructure Banks; (3) GARVEEs (grant anticipation revenue vehicles) and FRANs (federal reimbursement anticipation notes); (4) the TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure and Innovation Act); and (5) public/private partnerships.


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Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-01-08/UI1-00-1F,, Research Report
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2003 12:00AM