Funding

City: Funding For Biking & Walking

By Ken Mcleod | August 17, 2020
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Reported Spending on Biking & Walking Data on spending and spending targets appears more difficult to obtain than other data. Cities that reported their level of spending on bicycling and walking projects showed a wide range in the amount spent on bicycling and walking projects. Among large cities, five cities reported funding of less than…

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State: Funding For Biking & Walking

By Ken Mcleod | August 10, 2020
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Data on federal transportation funding is available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) based upon reporting from the Fiscal Management Information System (FMIS) and program-specific reporting, which is sometimes required by Congress. Data users are cautioned against comparing states based on FHWA data. However, since no other national source of transportation funding use exists, FHWA…

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Funding And Financing Transportation

By Ken Mcleod | August 7, 2020
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In this section, the Benchmarking Report discusses recent experiences with increased federal funding for biking and walking projects, state systems for financing and funding projects, local efforts to boost spending on biking and walking, and challenges to funding biking and walking projects. Use this section to learn how bicycling and walking projects are funded and…

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Effective Transportation Governance

By Ken Mcleod | August 6, 2020
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IN THIS SECTION, THE BENCHMARKING REPORT LOOKS AT THE GOVERNANCE OF AGENCIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE. THIS INCLUDES DETAILED LOOKS AT SEVERAL FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PROGRAMS. Use this section to discover mechanisms and programs used by federal transportation agencies to fund bicycling and walking projects. Making the Case: Understanding Transportation Governance…

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National: Federal Funding & Planning for Biking & Walking

By Ken Mcleod | July 28, 2020
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Federal funding is reported as obligations, which occur when an entity creates an obligation for the federal government to reimburse that entity for project costs. Federal law specifies which entities have the authority to create an obligation. Specific federal transportation funding programs sometimes have additional reporting requirements that provide additional information, such as the Transportation…

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