All Posts in ‘Transportation Funding’

Arlington Memorial Bridge Deterioration Symbolic of Long Term Federal Funding Neglect

Built in 1932 to tie the region and the nation’s history closer together, the Arlington Memorial Bridge’s deterioration is testimony to the price the region and nation are paying for decades of inadequate federal investment in the maintenance and improvement of the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Replacement of the center draw span, bridge deck, piers and other […]

Last Call on Transportation Dollars

Under Virginia’s transportation funding allocation structure, funds for highway construction are those that exist after all other obligations are met (debt service, maintenance, rail & public transportation, administration, transfers other agencies, and the port and airport trust funds). And with changes made during the recent General Assembly session diverting more money to maintenance for state […]

Maintenance Drain Remains

State law says that transportation maintenance needs must be funded first. And from 1986 when the Highway Maintenance and Operations Fund (HMOF) was created until 2002, the HMOF contained enough money to cover maintenance needs. However, in 2002 Virginia’s repeated failure to provide new transportation revenue created a HMOF shortfall that was covered by transferring […]

WMATA Urges TPB to Provide Regional Funding Leadership

On October 21, 1998 the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) adopted an “action agenda’ as part of its Vision program that pledged, “By the year 2000 to adopt and ensure the implementation of a new Constrained Long Range Plan through the year 2020 to include an enhanced transportation funding mechanism or mechanisms for […]

How Our Region Invests Its Transportation Dollars

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is seeking public comment on its draft $244 billion FY 2014-2040 fiscally Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP). The following chart shows how revenues have been distributed among modes in CLRP’s since FY 2000:   CLRP YEAR   PUBLIC TRANSIT HIGHWAYS 2000 50%        50% 2003 […]

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