Paying Our Way: A New Framework for Transportation Finance

Source: National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission, February 2009

The United States Congress has recognized the dangers of inattention and delay and has asked for assistance to re-envision the way the federal government funds and finances our national surface transportation infrastructure. Congress established the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission to provide recommendations for policy and action. This report offers the results of the Commission’s investigative efforts and deliberations. It provides a new framework for consideration by policy makers with responsibility for financial stewardship of the nation’s surface transportation network–and for all Americans traveling that network through cities and rural areas from coast to coast.

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