American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

What's New!  What's Ahead for Transportation in 2011

Financing the Transportation System

Investing in transportation is unlike any other federal government spending. Transportation dollars are converted to physical assets that will last 50 to 100 years to provide future generations with a modern, globally competitive system. At the same time, such investments create and maintain well-paying “Made-in-America” jobs.

According to FHWA, every $1 billion of federal investment in highways supports 35,000 jobs. For the long-term, increased transportation investment can help sustain economic recovery, keep the U.S. globally competitive, reduce congestion, and save lives.

Who Is Affected?

AASHTO Recommendations

Basic Funding Principles

AASHTO Authorization Recommendations

Menu of Revenue Options


Reports and Resources

New Report Offers Practical Transportation Investment and Revenue Case Studies

Making the Case for Transportation Investment and Revenue offers 10 in-depth case studies of transportation revenue campaigns, including what worked and what didn't. From a roadmap to creating winning strategies to identifying the issues that can undermine success, Making the Case is a comprehensive guide to aid state revenue initiatives. More...

How Transportation Projects Are Funded With Federal Dollars

Surface Transportation Policy Recommendations

Webcast on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission Report

AASHTO Surface Transportation Authorization Policies

The Bottom Line

Rough Roads Ahead

Center for Financial Excellence


For more on Financing the System

National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission