Taking a Toll: Rapid growth and declining public funds send states racing toward alternatives to pay for new highways

Source: Ed Brock, American City & County, Vol. 122 no. 9, September 2007

… Georgia is not the only state turning to PPPs and toll roads to handle increased traffic. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), 21 states allow the use of PPPs to fund transportation projects. Also, since the passage of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) in 1991, 27 states and one territory have implemented major toll road operations, according to the August 2006 FHA study “Current Toll Road Activity in the U.S.A. Survey and Analysis.”

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