Changing Directions: Federal Transportation Spending in the 1990s

Surface Transportation Policy Project

According to the abstract of this paper, "These reporting systems cover more than 360,000 individual transportation projects undertaken with federal funds in the 1990s. [The] major findings are: 1) In the 1990s, federal transportation spending changed for the better; 2) Some improvements on the ground [are being seen]; 3) Unfortunately, the positive trends in spending have stalled; 4) Spending is reverting to old, ineffective patterns that are not what the public wants; and 5) In many states, decision makers have been slow to innovate or respond to the public will.

Filed in: Engineering, Plans and Policies, Funding

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