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The Path - Responsible transportation policy in the Mountain States

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Transportation systems are the backbone of a strong local economy, allowing people and goods to move efficiently and effectively. At its core, transportation infrastructure is no different than any other type of public or private good and is subject to the law of supply and demand.

In the case of traffic congestion, the demand for road travel exceeds the supply of roads, or capacity, the result of which leads to lost time, lost fuel and excess pollutants emitted into the atmosphere.

Mountain States Policy Center is pleased to produce The Path - Responsible transportation policy in the Mountain States. Policymakers should focus on the three key principles laid out in this report, which will not only benefit travelers, but freight movers and suppliers. Agricultural states like ours benefit immensely when goods and services can flow and strengthen regional economies over our competition.

  1. Spend resources based on demand

  2. Users pay, users benefit

  3. Establish performance measures

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