New Report Even More Pessimistic About Future Regional Transportation Budgets

 

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  • Connections2040, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)’s latest long-range plan, opens to public comment today, reports Plan Philly. Invariably, the biggest takeaway would be just how wide the funding gap for the region’s transportation needs is; the study predicts a mere $52 billion will be available during the 17-year period, $13 billion less than was predicted 4 years ago, for a 16-year period. That means virtually no expansion projects, with all resources being dedicated to preserving the precarious infrastructure in place. The prescription: more local and state funding to compensate for the increasing federal disinterest in such projects.
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