Alternatives to Funding Local Transportation Needs
Clintonville Road Maintenance and Transportation Utility Fee (PDF) by Andrew Eveland, November 2019 This paper presents a new method of transportation infrastructure revenue generation for the City of Clintonville, Wisconsin in the form of a Transportation Utility Fee (TUF). A TUF is a relatively rare revenue generation policy that treats city roads as a utility and charges for its use. The TUF is assessed against properties based on the estimated use of the utility generated by those properties.
State Infrastructure Bank Program - a low interest revolving loan fund for transportation projects
"In order to stretch limited funds, Congress authorized some innovative uses of federal transportation funds. Funds were authorized to create state "banks" to complement traditional transportation grant programs and provide states with flexibility to offer many types of financial assistance. The State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Program, similar to a private bank, offers a range of loans and credit options to help finance eligible surface transportation projects. SIBs offer states the ability to undertake transportation projects that would otherwise go unfunded or experience substantial delays." To learn more, visit the DOT website.