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Congress: Gridlocking Towards Glory or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love General Fund Revenues. Joshua Schank President and CEO Eno Center for Transportation. Presentation Outline . Policy Outlook Current Funding Outlook Potential Future Options What can be done about it?.

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Congress: Gridlocking Towards GloryorHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love General Fund Revenues

Joshua Schank

President and CEO

Eno Center for Transportation


Presentation Outline

  • Policy Outlook

  • Current Funding Outlook

  • Potential Future Options

  • What can be done about it?


Policy Outlook


Columbia and the ADA


Pre-MAP 21 System


Spending Under SAFETEA-LU


End of an Era?


Congress Taking What They Can


Current Funding Outlook


Jonah and the Clock


No Progress on Long-Term Funding

Source: AASHTO


Potential Future Options


Max’s Solution

Max’s Solution


Under Consideration


Funding Tradeoffs


What can be done about it?


Congress: Ready to Go


Conclusions

  • Current system fails to provide long-term sustainable funding

  • There is no evidence that Congress can tackle this problem by increasing user fees

  • Congress’ default position has already improved things

  • A conscious move to general funds could effectively improve performance, reduce modal siloes, and provide sustainable funding


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