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Transportation -- Planning -- Assessment Tools, Transportation engineering, Transportation -- Finance -- United States

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1 online resource (38 p.)


Over time, the concern has grown that government is not funding infrastructure investment in United States at a sufficient level. Funding of infrastructure has been a joint effort of all levels of government, but reductions in the federal contribution (after adjusting for inflation) have shifted more of the cost onto state and local governments. Many studies have identified massive funding requirements that are not being met. The failure to meet requirements would be rational if they are based on standards of service which are set unrealistically high or on other conceptual errors; however, failure to provide the funding likely to result in a deterioration in the level of service which is provided.

In response to the demand for infrastructure and the the reduced availability of other funding sources, many local governments have started levying charges on new development for the purpose of funding off-site infrastructure requirements.


Catalog Number PR071.

Published by the Center for Urban Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.

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