Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 30 May 2020

Abstract and Keywords

No area of state and local government finance has a longer lineage of public spending and intergovernmental relationships (or is more visible to citizens on a daily basis) than the transportation sector. This article provides a tour through the labyrinth of financing arrangements that are now used to meet the nation's surface, air, and water transportation needs. Once the major claimant on state and local spending, transportation's role has eroded in the face of the demands of education and the spiraling needs of health-related programs. Likewise, the shifting public mood and the new age of austerity have brought transportation funding to a crossroads. With prospects for added federal transportation funding bleak because of the long-term pressures on the federal budget, any future initiatives will be seen in the state and local sector.

Keywords: local government finance, transport finance, intergovernmental relationships, transportation needs, federal budget, local sector

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.