Chamber looks for highway, transit dollars
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week said it has commissioned a study to analyze short and long-term funding options for maintenance and new construction to alleviate deteriorating and congested highway and public transportation systems.
The study will assess transportation needs, estimate revenue streams from existing sources and possibly recommend alternatives that reflect the relative use of transportation systems. Cambridge Systematics will conduct the study, with oversight from an industry steering committee.
The first phase of the study dealing with short-term funding is scheduled to be released in April. The second phase, covering longer-term funding issues, is due to be released in late fall.