Interdependence of Federal, State, and Local Transportation Funding and Ownership

Multimodal transportation infrastructure and services are built, owned, maintained, and operated by multiple levels of government and the private sector with a complex mix of interdependent funding and financing sources. This paradigm presents challenges for project development, operations, and service delivery. Navigating this complexity requires creative strategies to leverage all eligible resources available. In the face of this complexity, transportation agencies at all levels need assistance to understand the increasingly interdependent funding and financing options available to them. The objectives of this research are to: (1) detail the funding and financing from local, regional, private, state, and federal sources for transportation, how they are used, and their interdependence; (2) identify the challenges, constraints, or conflicts transportation agencies experience with interdependent funding and financing sources for current and future needs; (3) document current practices and strategies used by local, regional, state, and private transportation agencies to navigate these funding and financing sources; and (4) identify alternative approaches that local, regional, state, and private transportation agencies are considering to address these challenges and constraints.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $449970
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 19-20

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Wadsworth, Trey

  • Performing Organizations:

    WSP USA, Inc.

    Merrimack, New Hampshire   
  • Principal Investigators:

    Perez, Benjamin

  • Start Date: 20220929
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250129
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01773429
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 19-20
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 28 2021 7:35PM