As our nation's transportation demand continues to grow, elected officials at all levels of government are faced with difficult decisions on how to adequately fund the maintenance and expansion of the nation's transportation systems. Where does a policy maker go for the information and data needed to form the basis for these funding decisions? Thanks to Tina Geiselbrecht, Associate Transportation Researcher at Texas Transportation Institute, such a resource now exists on the World Wide Web. With funding from the University Transportation Center for Mobility (UTCM), Geiselbrecht has produced a concise, user-friendly web site called "A Guide to Transportation Funding Options," or TFO, for leaders and policy makers. TFO describes the array of transportation funding options that are or may be available for use throughout the country. The TFO site describes each funding option and, where possible, offers links to projects that are utilizing a particular type of funding. The web site is accessible via the UTCM home page, http://utcm.tamu.edu. Phase 1 of the project includes funding for highways; it is anticipated that subsequent phases will focus on additional modes of surface transportation. It is expected that another UTCM project will provide significant information in the fall for mass transit funding options.
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