The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released the report on the Forum on Funding and Financing Solutions for Surface Transportation in the Coming Decade Conference.
“In recognition of the need to discuss a broad range of tools to address the transportation “funding gap,” the AASHTO Center for Excellence in Project Finance convened a forum on September 30, 2010, at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, for members of Congress, Congressional staff, and transportation industry stakeholders. The forum, entitled Funding and Financing Solutions for Surface Transportation in the Coming Decade, was organized around six discussions that addressed:
- Near- and medium-term funding options for the Federal surface transportation programs
- Current and potential future applications of Federal financing tools
- Funding and financing initiatives that are meeting with success at state and local levels of government and whose use could be expanded
Forum speakers included members of Congress, representatives of state and local governments, and professionals from educational and private sector transportation-focused organizations and businesses.”