Transportation Infrastructure Investment
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In its first year, 1916, the Federal highway program was a $5 million public works initiative limited to rural post roads. Since then, the Nation has built a vast highway infrastructure that includes about 4 million miles of roads and 600,000 bridges. The United States spends approximately $160 billion each year on building, operating, and maintaining this system, with about $40 billion of that total coming from the Federal Government.
Congress periodically enacts multiyear legislation authorizing spending on surface transportation through the Federal-Aid Highway Program, which distributes the funds to States …Buy Full Issue$39.95
In This Issue
2012-2013 Policy Debate TopicRead More
Evolution of the Federal Role in Surface TransportationRead More
Federal Highway and Transit ProgramsRead More
Major Provisions of MAP-21Read More
Economic Benefits of Infrastructure ExpansionRead More
Recent Action by Congress Reauthorizing Surface Transportation ProgramsRead More
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Pro & Con
Should the Senate Pass S. 1813, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act?