By Brianne Glover Relying on gas tax is outdated as travel, vehicles become more diversified. Amid all the news of record-breaking inflation, it’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t cost more than it did a year ago — much less 30 years ago. To find one example, though, just think of your vehicle’s fuel. […]
New TRENDS Model Gauges Funding Impacts of Alternative Fuel Vehicles
For more than a decade, transportation professionals and policymakers in Texas have used the Transportation Revenue Estimator and Needs Determination System (TRENDS) to project funding levels and simplify the arduous task of highway planning in a fast-growing state. The easy-to-use, interactive model has been applied extensively to forecast transportation revenue changes related to changing state […]
Estimating Economic Impacts for Policymakers
Finance When it comes to selecting and funding transportation improvements in Texas, communities have a wide array of alternatives, with each having its own advantages and disadvantages. Frequently, vigorous debate occurs about how best to solve traffic problems. The key question is often how best to increase mobility in the most cost-effective way possible. Should […]
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