Transportation Finance: Current Issues, Challenges, and Impacts on Local Governments

Robert Puentes
Robert Puentes Vice President and Director - Brookings Metro

December 3, 2004

This powerpoint on transportation finance by Robert Puentes was presented at the National League of Cities‘ Congress of Cities exposition in Indianapolis in December 2004. It outlines the complex series of relationships that define federal, state, and local roles in financing transportation systems. It also summarizes some of the most pressing problems regions and the nation face in paying for the growth, management, and maintenance of the American transportation system.

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