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Transportation Funding Commissions II

Transportation Funding Commissions II

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In a 2012 Capitol Research brief and The Book of the States article, CSG’s Sean Slone took a look at the work of transportation funding commissions that concluded their work in 2011 in four states: Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington. This brief examines the work of five more commissions that issued their recommendations in 2012.
In a 2012 Capitol Research brief and The Book of the States article, CSG’s Sean Slone took a look at the work of transportation funding commissions that concluded their work in 2011 in four states: Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington. This brief examines the work of five more commissions that issued their recommendations in 2012.

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Tnspottion Fnding Coissions II
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 The Council of State Governments
CAPITOL
reserch
 TrNsPOrTTION
 The cOUNcIL Of sTTe gOverNmeNTs
In a 2012 capitol ra bi and
The Book of theStates
atil, csg’ san slon took a look at t wok o tanpotation undin oiion tat onluddti wok in 2011 in ou tat: Iowa, mayland, Pnn-ylania and Wainton. Ti bi xain t wok o  o oiion tat iud ti on-dation in 2012.
ExECuTIvE Summary 
Wit tat ontinuin to a ap btwn ti tan-potation nd and t nu ty a to pndtyin to t t, o a tund in nt ya totanpotation undin oiion and tak o todlop ondation o loin to ap. Ta di oup o takold, poliyak andpiat itizn takd wit ain onnu in an awn tat a bo inainly diult in t all o pow. fo t pat al ya, t onoi and politi-al onidation inold in inatutu intnta tyid owad otion in unpdntd way atbot t tat and dal ll. T wok o t oiion in  tat tat tin 2012—minnota, mioui, sout caolina, vontand Wionin—a ultd in  pot tat, wilotn y dint in t appoa takn, a -akabl iilaiti in t onluion ty’ dawnand t anu ty’ ondd puuin. T tat tat onnd t oiion in 2012a aon t any tat aw iniant atiity ont tanpotation nu poliy ont in t 2013lilati ion. Wil t nal lilati ulta bn owat ixd, i 2012 i any indiato, wan’t ad t lat o t tat ilitd in tibi. mayland, wi ad a oiion in 2011 butaild to t a tanpotation nu paka tout lilatu in 2012, xpind at u in2013. coiion ai and b intiwd oti bi aid nal pot a inainly bointout o a not t nd o t po, but t bin-nin o on. Ty appa likly to  a duationaltool in t and o takold and poliyak tolp lay t oundwok o utu poliy ation.n analyi o t oiion’ nal pot and on-ation wit oiion b al a nubo tin about t po by wi t panl wntabout ti wok, t pinipl ty tablid touid ti wok, t nu and poliy option typut owad and t outo o to onda-tion o a. To pot and onation ony an about ow tat iw t utu o t a tax,wat ty bli it will tak to onin t publi tato tanpotation nu a ndd and winu ani ould lp tat ai a outainabl tanpotation utu. It alo bo latat any bli it will tak an all-and-on-dk ap-poa inolin yiad olution and ani att tat, dal, ional, loal and indiidual pojtll to lp t t nation’ tanpotation ndoin owad. Wil oti idaliti in t iiono ti tat, t oiion a la in tiant tat t a no il bullt and no ayolution, but tat an -xpandin toolbox o op-tion i aailabl to daw upon in aid obinationto t ti objti.
Pocess of TnspottionFnding Coissions
ea oiion took a litly dint appoa int po and t nal podut ty podud:
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so (minnota, Wionin) took a naio-badappoa, idntiyin wat t tat ould ao-pli at dint intnt ll.
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Wil o (sout caolina) took into aount tpolitial aibility o ti ondation, ot(minnota) did not.
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Wil on tat (Wionin) ad y pi -nu ondation, t ot tat ada aity o option o podud a nu o nu
 
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ani and lt it up to ot to obinto option into a poliy appoa wit pinu ll T oiion b blibot appoa w alid and a ti potdibility and tayin pow.
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coiion b aid ty aid o ipliityand adability in ti nal pot.
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In addition to idntiyin nd and nu op-tion, oiion alo onnd tl witt potntial aiation o ination.
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coiion b aid nal pot a otn jut t binnin o a po, lpin to at dbat. Otn, ty aid, t a ut b adto t publi and to poliyak lon at tnal al a o down.
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coiion b aid ty aid to build tipot o t lon t and o an xtndd l li.
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coiion ound tat n wn a oiiona don it job, t nub a la, t pobli appant, t lon-t outlook appa blak,t lok i tikin, and t poliy option a wll-dnd, poliyak an did to kik t andown t oad on o ti bau o onoiand budtay aliti, lutant ono o anynub o ot ato.
Pinciples of Tnspottion FndingCoissions
Wil a tat a uniqu tanpotation andpolitial alln, t oiion xpd anyo t a pinipl wit wi to aluat nuoption. coiion b aid ty wantdundin olution tat not only ad iniant nupotntial, but alo w:
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fai and quitabl;
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Iplntabl;
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Diid;
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eint in t ot o olltion;
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sutainabl o t lon t;
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Indxd to ination;
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rti o t “u pay, u bnt” pin-ipl—Tanpotation u nd to  a ditonntion btwn t  ty pay and ttanpotation ailiti ty u.
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eay to undtand and akt to t publi andpoliyak;
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suppoti o pin t xitin tanpotationyt;
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suppoti o a ulti-odal tanpotation yt;
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suppoti o tanpotation pojt tat aitwit onoi dlopnt and onoi owt;
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mauabl and tanpant;
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 Tatin pi outo; and
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Ddiatd to tanpotation and not aily ditdto ot budt pioiti.
Fnding & Finnce Options
Wil t oiion a wokin o t aplaybook in t undin option ty a to onid,patiulaly wn it o to to ani tatan podu iniant nu, t a o int-tin din in ow ty iw dint option.so o t ndin o t panl:
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mot tat likly won’t b abl to tap nal unddolla to upplnt tanpotation und in toin ya du to ot -inain budt-ay nd in aa lik alt a and duation.
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Wil tollin and publi-piat patnip—P3—ay b an option o o tat and opojt, ot will a a o diult tipuuin to option du to all population(vont) and politial oppoition (sout caolina).mot oniz tat publi-piat patnipannot b t nti olution to undin nd andtat ty don’t pnt “ ony.” so tat(sout caolina) onizd a nd o id li-lation wit ad to P3 oit. Ot n-tiond tat dal ulation ain an obtalto tollin on o oad. But t sout caolinaoiion alo onizd tat ot o ti20-ya nd inol t aintnan o xitinoad o upad o loal oad, pojt tat willlikly not b uitabl o tollin.
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stat a lookin to i loal onnt otool to add tanpotation nd, patiulalyot-nltd tanit yt.
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sal tat xpd an intt in powinional tanpotation ditit to ly al taxto lp t add ti pi nd.
ExECuTIvE Summary 
 
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 T oiion onizd tat ila-bad will o tan likly b t utu o tanpo-tation undin. But wil ty tink a tanition tou a yt i initabl (pap in l tan adad), ty don’t tink tat tanition i ii-nnt. Tnoloial, adinitati and piay on-n—aon ot iu—ain to b old.so bli to iu would b bt adddat t dal ll. Inti tp to a ila-badyt, ow, ould b onidd in otat. Wionin’ oiion popod a ila-bad itation  bad on odot adina a low-t tp towad u a yt.
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coiion a o attntion to u o altnati ul, lti and non-otoizdil. Tou ty a not likly to poduiniant nu anyti oon, ty ould lpll t playin ld by ttin own o toil to pay ti ai a o upkp o tnation’ oad.
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sal tat uppotd al tax o a ix o aland inad a tax, but oiion -b xpd aution about tpoay al taxina. Ty a, by dnition, not utainabland an put lon-t pojt in jopady i tonu won’t b aailabl in t out ya a apojt i opltd.
Otcoes of Coissionrecoendtions in 2013
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In a o t  tat, lawak oniddtanpotation undin lilation in t 2013 li-lati ion.
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vont aw pap t ot u wit law-ak appoin ina in a and dil tax.
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so o to inold wit tat oiion andat tat dpatnt o tanpotation now ndtl ad wit llin ti onda-tion to a la audin in antiipation o a puo lilation in 2014.
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so oiion b xpd ti bli tat topap olution, tpoay tax and nalund tan an b ountpoduti in tydo littl to add lon-t otall and otnind o iniant olution lat i politiianan lai “w did otin on tat lat ya.”
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so tat dpatnt o tanpotation udoiion ndin to iplnt po andpojt dlopnt ipont, iny -ot and ot an tat did not qui a oto t lilatu.
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so oiion b aw it a an ao-plint tat ti nal pot ot t inoa-tion out about wat t utu would look lik oti tat und dint nu naio andtat ti nal pot an now b ud to lay toundation o an onoin dbat and lp to buildan ntual onnu.
How Sttes view the Fte of the Gs T
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 T a tax i till n by o a at lat pat o t ot-t olution to lp t tanpota-tion nd. Tat’ dpit t ality tat aiina tax in any tat in nt ya a bndiult.
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so oiion bli it ay b poibl topolon t li o t a tax by indxin it toination, blndin in a al tax and by diiyintanpotation nu ou.
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coiion oniz t a tax i not tlon-t olution du to inain ul iny,popl diin l and ot ato.
Shoing up the Pblic Tst
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coiion b aid an ipotant pat o akin t a o nw tanpotation nuinol oin up publi tut in onntani and in tanpotation diion akin.
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coiion tout it wa ipotant tat nwnu b ddiatd to tanpotation o tax-pay an a ait ti ony will b ud aintndd and tat wat ty’ payin bl a“u .”
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sal tat ondd takin ation to po-tt tat tanpotation tut und o aid bytat onnt to ll ot budt ol.
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