Sunday, October 18, 2009

Report on Transportation Funding in the City of Fort Wayne

Transportation Funding
This is an interesting study that I happened to find on the interweb the other day.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) in Chicago was commissioned by the City of Fort Wayne to do the study.
In a nutshell it talks about how transportation projects are funded and what projects are funded by what source. I found it to be very enlightening. Maybe you will too. I didn't realize how much money we get from the Federal Government for Transportation projects. The most interesting funding source that could be (and should be, according to the report) used for bicycle and pedestrian projects is Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding. The report seems to stress that widening roads to allow for freer flow of automobiles is not exactly the best use of the funds. There are quite a few intersting points that are made.
It's a quick read that I recommend to help all the bikers out there understand transportation funding for our community.
The report from CNT

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