Meeting the Challenge to Reauthorize the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century: Will System Performance Continue to Be "Gone with the Wind"?

This resource paper is intended to spur discussion for the Third National Conference on Transportation Finance. To that end it gathers together material generated from numerous congressional hearings, actual experience in project delivery at the state and local levels, and important academic and economic analyses completed since the 2000 conference. The issues raised here include the following: (1) What should be the goal of reauthorization? (2) Has the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) met the goals of maintaining system condition and performance and improving safety? (3) What funding level will reauthorization need to establish to maintain condition and performance? (4) What measures can reasonably be taken to achieve the goals? It is hoped that this background, together with the presentations and discussions the conference will foster, will help participants come to a consensus on these issues and become effective advocates for the solutions.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 61-68
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Finance: Meeting the Funding Challenge Today, Shaping Policies for Tomorrow
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309094992
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2005 10:53AM