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Over the past twenty-five years INNOVATION BRIEFS have become "must reading" for thousands of legislators, public officials, business leaders, newspaper editors and transportation professionals. The Briefs' critical commentaries and incisive analysis of current events keep our readers in touch with trends and ideas in the transportation world without subjecting them to an information overload. Our editorial policy is to maintain an independence of views, while striving to remain balanced and objective in our coverage. We believe it is these qualities that have earned INNOVATION BRIEFS the respect of the professional community and the accolade of the transportation fraternity as "the most influential transportation publication of its kind."

  2014 Newsbriefs
(for back issues, please contact the editor)

NewsBrief No. 1, January 8, 2014
States' Growing Role in Funding the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure

NewsBrief No. 2, January 28, 2014
California's Bullet Train Hobbled by Fresh Legal, Fiscal and Political Uncertainties

NewsBrief No. 3, February 15, 2014
Rethinking the Way Transportation Infrastructure Is Funded

NewsBrief No. 4, March 19, 2014
As Congress Struggles for Ways to Fund the Next Transportation Reauthorization, States Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

NewsBrief No. 5, May 21, 2014
As the Highway Fund Runs Low on Cash, States Come to the Rescue with Creative Funding Initiatives

NewsBrief No. 6, May 27, 2014
US DOT Unveils Details of the Proposed Administration Bill

NewsBrief No. 7, May 30, 2014
Hopes for a Long-Term Transportation Bill Are Fading

NewsBrief No. 8, June 25, 2014
States' Fiscal Initiatives Offer a Solution to the Impending Trust Fund Shortfall

NewsBrief No. 9, July 8, 2014
States' Transportation Revenue Initiatives Help to Compensate for an Absence of Long-Term Funding

NewsBrief No. 10, July 24, 2014
12 U.S. DOT Secretaries Speak. But Won't Agree on a "Fix"

NewsBrief No. 11, July 30, 2014
The Changing Nature of State-Federal Relations

NewsBrief No. 12, August 15, 2014
The High-Speed Rail Debate Revisited

NewsBrief No. 13, October 2, 2014
Will There Be a "Tipping Point" for High-Speed Rail in America?

NewsBrief No. 14, October 20, 2014
Obama's Disappointing Legacy on Transportation Policy

NewsBrief No. 15, November 1, 2014
Transportation Policy and Funding in the Post-Election Era

NewsBrief No. 16, December 19, 2014
Rethinking Transportation Funding

  Current Issue

NewsBrief No. 1, January 21, 2015
The Gas Tax and Some Fresh Thoughts on How to Pay for Transportation

NewsBrief No. 2, February 17, 2015
Needed: A Fresh Approach to Funding America's Infrastructure

NewsBrief No. 3, April 16, 2015
A Fresh Approach to Funding Infrastructure is Gaining Momentum

NewsBrief No. 4, May 7, 2015
Some Fresh Thinking About Funding Infrastructure

NewsBrief No. 5, June 9, 2015
A Conservative Vision for the Future of the Highway Trust Fund


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