AASHTO Issues Transportation Governance Report

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently issued the third edition of its “Transportation Governance and Finance: A 50-State Review of State Legislatures and Departments of Transportation” publication, which is free to download.

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Based on survey data from state DOT personnel and other transportation stakeholders, this report offers a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on how 50 states and the District of Columbia provide and pay for their transportation systems.

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The report details all transportation funding sources and finance tools that are now in use for every mode, in every state. An update to the previous 2011 and 2016 reports, this third edition of the report integrates survey respondents’ lessons learned and on-the-ground experiences.

The report also includes new topics of interest, such as emerging jurisdictional issues for state DOTs, state entities with a less direct role in transportation issues, state actions to optimize available funding and increase local flexibility, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on state transportation governance and finance. It also includes the current rates of each state’s fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees.

To access this report, visit the online AASHTO Store or click here.

To download a free copy of this report:

  • Visit the AASHTO Store online at transportation.org;
  • Log in to your AASHTO account; and
  • Follow the link under the heading “Free Publications.”

If you do not have an AASHTO account, you can register online at the AASHTO Store by clicking “My Account” in the top right of the page.

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