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Title:Innovative Financing Methods for Local Roads in the Midwest and Mountain-Plains States
Authors:Jill Hough, Ayman Smadi, and John Bitzan
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Jul 1997
Report #:MPC-97-74
Project #:MPC-105
TRID #:00744560
Keywords:assessments, cost control, districts and authorities, equipment, financing, innovation, local transportation, rural areas, special user groups
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


This study describes eight innovative financing methods (e.g., rural improvement districts) and 14 cost-reducing strategies (e.g., sharing equipment) that local governments in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming currently are using. County road officials identified these methods through a mail questionnaire and rated key criteria (e.g., ease of collection, etc.) which should be used to evaluate each method before implementing them.

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