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With Overall State Spending Up, Transportation Sees Notable Gains

With Overall State Spending Up, Transportation Sees Notable Gains

RouteFifty.com
By Bill Lucia | NOVEMBER 21, 2019

At least 18 states raised spending on transportation programs by 10% or more in fiscal 2019, based on estimates in a new report.

State government spending across the U.S. increased to an estimated $2.1 trillion in fiscal year 2019, with the amount of money going toward transportation notably growing, according to a report that the National Association of State Budget Officers released on Thursday.

Overall spending was up from $2 trillion in fiscal 2018. That means spending grew in 2019 at an estimated rate of 5.7%, slightly above a 33-year average of 5.6%, NASBO said. The findings were included in the latest edition of the group’s State Expenditure Report... FULL ARTICLE

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