TRENDS IN FINANCING COUNTY AND LOCAL RURAL ROADS

FOR PURPOSES OF ANALYZING THE OBSERVED TRENDS IN THE PAST 25 YEARS IN THE SUPPORT OF SECONDARY AND LOCAL UNITS, THE 27 STATES WERE GROUPED ACCORDING TO THE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL CURRENT INCOME OBTAINED FROM THESE SOURCES IN 1945. IT WAS FOUND THAT IN ONLY 2 STATES DID THESE ROADS RECEIVE MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF THEIR SUPPORT FROM THESE SOURCES; 7 WERE FOUND TO BE IN THE 61 TO 80 PERCENT GROUP; 7 WERE FOUND IN THE 41 TO 60 PERCENT GROUP; 9 IN THE 21 TO 40 PERCENT GROUP; AND 2 WITH 20 PERCENT OR LESS. ALL SECONDARY OR LOCAL RURAL ROADS WERE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF COUNTIES OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN 1923. THE INVESTIGATION HAS CENTERED PRIMARILY UPON (1) THE MAGNITUDE AND CHARACTER OF THE SUPPORT OF THESE ROADS; AND (2) THE MAGNITUDE AND CHARACTER OF THE ROAD SYSTEMS. COMPARISONS WERE MADE FOR INDIVIDUAL STATES, AND AMONG THE STATES, OF THE RELATIVE MAGNITUDES OF THE TOTAL CURRENT RECEIPTS MADE AVAILABLE FOR COUNTY AND LOCAL RURAL ROADS, THE COUNTY AND LOCAL RECEIPTS MADE AVAILABLE, AND THE STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS RECEIVED. TO FACILITATE COMPARISON OF VALUES FOR DIFFERENT STATES THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS FOR EACH STATE WERE CONVERTED TO INDEX- NUMBER-PERCENTAGE RELATIONSHIPS TO THE TOTAL CURRENT FUNDS RECEIVED IN 1939 FOR APPLICATION TO THESE HIGHWAYS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 28, pp 24-39, 13 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Steele, C A
    • Duzan, H C
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-10, 1948
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1971 12:00AM