Evaluating the Impact of Local Expenditures on State and Regional Transportation Facilities

Local funding is used not only to support local roadway system, but also to supplement roads or streets that may serve partial regional benefits, including some county roads in the County State-Aid Highway System (CSAH) and some city streets in the Municipal State-Aid Street (MSAS) System (Burress, 2016a, 2016b). To the extent that local efforts are used to partially support regional benefits, it is important to examine the state-local share of fiscal responsibilities. However, no study has been conducted to evaluate the impact of local expenditures on state and regional transportation facilities. This proposed project aims to address the research need about the impact of local expenditures on state and regional transportation facilities in Minnesota. In particular, we will (1) analyze how state, regional, and local transportation funding has changed over time; (2) identify the trends of transportation grants and potential consequences on local transportation efforts; (3) estimate the amount of local funding that are spent on non-local systems; and (4) Identify the implications and long-term impacts of these funding trends.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $121,668.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      1003325 WO#69

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Local Road Research Board

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
    • Managing Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Minnesota

      Humphrey School of Public Affairs
      301 19th Ave S
      Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhao, Zhirong (Jerry)

    • Start Date: 20180607
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01668912
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#69
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 10 2018 2:20PM