Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Local Funds Make Up Greatest Proportion of Investment

A comprehensive, well-maintained, and effective transportation network is important for commuters to get to and from their jobs, as well as for goods movement and freight to flow efficiently through the region. It is also essential for visitors to access the natural and recreational opportunities available throughout the county. Consistent and adequate investment in the county’s transportation system reflects a commitment to supporting the economic vitality and quality of life of the region. This indicator measures planned investment in the county’s transportation system, including invest- ments in state highways, local highways and transit (bus and rail), as reported in the biennial Federal Transportation Improvement Program.1 It also tracks investment through the local sales tax for transportation known as Measure I.