Resources

Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance: A Simple Way to Reduce Driving-Related Harms and Increase Equity (Brookings, 2008)

Auto insurance costs about as much as fuel, but we basically pay for it at a flat rate, so there are no efficient price signals. Low-mileage, often low-income drivers subsidize higher mileage, generally high-income drivers, and the total amount of driving is much more than it would be with better

Driven to Spend (STPP, 2000)

Examines the cost of inefficient, sprawling transportation systems to citizens, especially those with low incomes. Read more here.

Transitioning to a Performance-Based Federal Surface Transportation Policy (Bipartisan Policy Center, 2010)

One problem with transportation infrastructure spending is that desired outcomes are often poorly articulated or measured. For both environmental and financial reasons, there is a major push to implement new performance measures. Read more here.

Value Capture for Transit (SSTI Snapshot, 2010)

Value capture methods of funding public transit allow cash-strapped governments to harness the economic benefits of transit improvements. Download Value Capture

Freight Rail Funding (SSTI Snapshot, 2010)

State-funded programs to maintain or improve rail service on lines that would otherwise be abandoned or allowed to fall into disrepair, such as Kansas’ State Rail Service Improvement Fund, have grown in popularity as a way to reduce highway maintenance expenditures and spur economic

Paying Our Way: A New Framework for Transportation Finance (National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission, 2009)

Demonstrates the financial crisis that transportation agencies face, and some suggested solutions for raising revenues. View the report here.

Mn/DOT’s E-Jam (SSTI Snapshot, 2010)

Minnesota Department of Transportation’s E-magination JAM (E-JAM) web-based collaboration tool allowed Mn/DOT to harness employees’ creativity to strengthen the Department’s strategic vision. Download SSTI’s E-Jam Snapshot

Transportation’s Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions (U.S. DOT, 2010)

Read the study here.

California S.B. 375 (CARB, n.d.)

CA’s S.B. 375 is the strongest state statute on reducing carbon from transportation by requiring local governments to rein in sprawl. Read more here.

Performance Measures Report for Pavements (PennDOT, 2010)

PennDOT produces performance measures reports similar to this statewide version, tailored to each MPO in the state to aid them in managing their assets. Also see PennDOT’s Performance Measures Annual Report for Bridges. Download Performance Measures Annual Report for Pavements