September 2008 Posts

Funding for Growth: Driving Towards Innovative Sources Spurs Stability

September 14, 2008

Traditional funding sources for planning and constructing transportation projects have historically come from state and federal user fees, such as tolls and fuel taxes. However, as these revenue sources diminish and competition heats up, many smaller, emerging communities are seeking ways to generate funding locally rather than contend with larger cities. Alternative funding sources and other creative solutions allow these communities more flexibility and greater control over their transportation projects.

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Weighing Needs to Create Equilibrium in Emerging Communities

September 09, 2008

While emerging—or perhaps more accurately re-emerging—communities are each unique, many face common issues. Resolving these issues often requires a balance between the needs of local residents and travelers. From the newly created tourist destination to the once-vibrant town seeking to redefine its sense of place, leadership, support, and/or funding typically define the success of these communities’ efforts.

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