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Future Needs of the U.S. Surface Transportation System
American Association of State Highway
And Transportation Officials
$800 million in FY 2009
$18 billion in FY 2010
Sustain the federal program at the level authorized and guaranteed in SAFETEA-LU, e.g. $43 billion in FY2009.
To do this will require a 3 cent increase in federal fuel taxes or its equivalent.
The value of the 18.3 cent per gallon federal gas tax provided in 1998 will equal only
8.3 cents in 2015.
This will require the program to be increased from $43 billion to $73 billion. To do this will require a 7 cent increase in the federal fuel tax or its equivalent between 2010 and 2015, in addition to the 3 cent increase.
Expenditures (In $Billions)
Highway Capital Expenditures Grew 280% in 24 years
“If the Interstate System planned in the first half of the 20th century and built in the second half is considered Phase I, it’s time to modernize the system in place and build the additional capacity needed for the 21st century in Phase II.”
AASHTO Vice President Pete Rahn,
Director, Missouri DOT