This presentation by Robert Puentes to Chicago Metropolis 2020 and the Civic Federation explains the national conversation around transportation finance. Puentes provides context for the current debate and discusses activities currently underway on the federal, state, and local levels. In the end, he argues that although the traditional finance structure is running out of gas, there are steps that can be taken to address this funding crisis.
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