RUNNING ON EMPTY
U.S. state and county governments must find new ways to pay for road projects in the face
of dwindling federal funds.*
amount the U.S.
on roads and bridges
That’s 10% less
than the estimated
amount needed to
...and only 54% of what’s needed to improve the country’s aging infrastructure.
County and state governments are
test-driving solutions to make up
the shortfall in funding.
A Sales Tax Solution
Paying the Toll
sales tax increase in Los Angeles,
California is funding road and
The amount raised by two regional toll agencies
in Texas in 2011
GRAPHICS BY NICK O’MARA
The amount the county expects to raise from this
increase by 2039
More than 100 miles (161 kilometers) of additional
Texas toll-road projects are currently in the works.