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By Emilia Istrate, Kavita Mak and Anya Nowakowski
Counties are an essential part of the nation's transportation system. They are responsible for building and maintaining 45% of the public roads, 230,690 bridges and are involved in a third of the nation's transit and airport systems that connect residents, businesses and communities. The impending expiration of the federal surface transportation funding law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), presents an opportunity for counties to discuss their role in the national transportation network.
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An analysis of county transportation (roads and bridges only) funding sources, challenges and solutions across the 48 states with county governments shows that:
Click above for an interactive map and individual state profiles.