The Pew Trusts Measure Transportation Investments


The Pew Trusts have put together 50 transportation investment fact sheets divided into six categories. There’s good reason to evaluate the policy; Pew estimates that states spent a combined $131 billion on transportation in 2010.

The goal of this assessment of the 50 states and Washington, DC, is to identify which are doing the best in terms of having essential tools in place to make cost-effective transportation funding and policy choices—and to help lawmakers understand how to use these tools to do a better job with limited dollars. The research examines six policy areas affected by those choices that are particularly important to states’ economic wellbeing and taxpayers’ quality of life: safety, jobs and commerce, mobility, access, environmental stewardship and infrastructure preservation.

Read the full report at the Pew Trusts website.

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