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Transportation Funding Crisis: Who Will Foot the Bill?

The Highway Trust Fund is broke. And the nation's transportation system is broken.

Transportation Funding Crisis: Who Will Foot the Bill?

What’s to be done? Step one is finding new sources of funding for repairing our crumbling roads, highways and bridges, as well as the construction of new ones. The battle over where to get the money has raged for years, even as the federal gas tax has gone without an increase since 1993. In this episode, Joshua L. Schank, president and chief executive officer of the Eno Center for Transportation, outlines the various funding ideas, and discusses the feasibility of each one. He also offers a view on how we can proceed to fix the entire multimodal system, not just the roads. Find out why Schank is optimistic about the prospects for success – or, at least, the beginnings of it – in 2014. Hosted by Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for the next episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website.

Show notes:

An article by Joshua Schank on national freight policy.

A report by the House of Representatives’ Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, “Improving the Nation’s Freight Transportation System.”

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