Conference Proceedings 48: Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Forging a Sustainable Future--Now!
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Conference Proceedings 48:
Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Forging a Sustainable Future--Now!
(2012)
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TRB's Conference Proceedings 48: Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Forging a Sustainable Futureâ€"Now summarizes a May, 2010 conference that focused on developments in innovative funding techniques and options for securing continued revenue to support national infrastructure and mobility needs.

Views presented in Conference Proceedings 48 reflect the opinions of the individual participants and are not necessarily the views of all conference participants, the planning committee, TRB, or the National Research Council.

Topics

  • Transportation — Aviation
  • Transportation — Highways
  • Transportation — Public Transportation
  • Transportation — Railroads
  • Transportation — Finance

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76 pages | 8.5 x 11
Contents

Table of Contents

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Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Forging a Sustainable Future - Now! 1-1
Transportation Research Board Executive Committee 2012 2-2
Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Forging a Sustainable Future - Now! 3-3
Committee for Financing Surface Transportation in the United States: Fourth International Conference 4-4
The National Academies 5-6
Contents 7-10
Conference Planning 11-11
Conference Summary Format 12-14
Workshop Sessions 15-22
Welcome and Perspectives 23-23
Keynote Addresses 24-25
Outline of Conference Program and Objectives 26-26
Policy Provocateurs: Tough Questions, Tougher Answers? 27-30
Washington State Tolling Study 31-31
Questions and Answers 32-34
Transitioning to a Programmatic Selection Approach for P3s 35-35
P3s: Lessons from Australia 36-36
Evolving Role of Equity in Transportation Finance 37-37
Questions and Comments 38-38
Financing Rail Stations: Innovative Approaches and Alternative Sources 39-39
Collaborative Funding to Facilitate Airport Ground Access 40-40
What Is Greener Than a Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax? 41-41
Fee to Fund Transportation Improvements and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 42-44
Lessons Learned from European PublicPrivate Partnership Infrastructure Projects 45-45
Evolution of Transportation Finance in China 46-46
Questions and Answers 47-48
Multimodal Transportation Program: Los Angeles County Metro P3 Program, California 49-50
Lessons Learned from the National VMT Demonstration Project 51-51
Transitioning to Mileage-Based User Fees: An Assessment of Institutional Issues 52-52
Questions and Answers 53-54
Untangling Freight Bottlenecks by Using Alternative Financing Approaches 55-55
Navigating the Capital Markets: How Much Can New Credit Instruments Help? 56-54
Role of Tolling and State-Sponsored Initiatives in Addressing Regional Mobility Challenges 55-58
Investment and Sustainability on the Bayou 59-60
Multimodal Policy Integration 61-61
Evaluating the Potential of Available FundingRevenue Options 62-62
Questions and Answers 63-64
Discussion Session 1: Are Financing Solutions Chasing a Funding Problem? The Appropriate Role of Governmental Finance Programs and Subsidies 65-65
Discussion Session 3: Challenges in Reforming Current Transportation Funding 66-66
Concluding Observations 67-65
Discussion Session 2: Federal, State, and Local Responsibilities: Finding the Right Balance 66-68
Participants 69-75
National Academies Identifier 76-76

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