The Economic Case for Increasing Transportation Investment

It seems everyone from economists to presidential candidates is calling for increased investment in transportation infrastructure.  But it’s easier said than done. 

In a recently published article in CommonWealth Magazine, Dan Hodge (Principal of Hodge Economic Consulting) and Tim Brennan (Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission) provide a systematic economic rationale for increasing transportation investment and a set of six recommended ways to help fund it.  This article is focused on the economic context and transportation funding environment specific to Massachusetts.  However, the arguments for increased transportation investment, the connections to economic development issues, and the recommended funding options could apply to any state or region in the U.S.  Access the full article here