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Global demand for mobility is rapidly growing. The OECD estimates that USD 11 trillion will be needed for transport investments until 2030. At the same time, public budgets are under pressure in the wakemof the financial crisis. How will we fund and finance the transport systems of the future - and also manintain those already in place?
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Debt steps to an infrastructure renaissance

Debt steps to an infrastructure renaissance | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Infrastructure advantages are key to maintaining national productivity. And as politically fraught as it is, the time is now ripe for the Commonwealth to borrow for our future.
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20 Minuten - Leuthard will Autofahrer stärker zur Kasse bitten - News

20 Minuten - Leuthard will Autofahrer stärker zur Kasse bitten - News | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Doris Leuthard möchte den Mineralölsteuer-Zuschlag erhöhen. Autofahrer würden heute weniger staatliche Abgaben zahlen als früher. Das müsse kompensiert werden, so die Verkehrsministerin.
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Brazil: Appetite for construction - FT.com

Brazil: Appetite for construction - FT.com | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
The instruction from Altair Guimarães is cryptic. Meet him at gate 10 of the Autódromo, Rio de Janeiro’s old Formula One track that will be transformed into an Olympic park when the city hosts the games in 2016.
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Infrastructure Financing Options for Transit-Oriented Development | Smart Growth | US EPA

Infrastructure Financing Options for Transit-Oriented Development | Smart Growth | US EPA | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
New report: Infrastructure Financing Options for Transit-Oriented Development – tools & strategies for local gov'ts. http://t.co/I3BIBn7s
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Road Infrastructure Innovation: Through, Not Around

Road Infrastructure Innovation: Through, Not Around | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Why go round a building when you can go through it? That’s one of the solutions to India’s road infrastructure challenges according to Director General of Road Development and Special Secretary of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and High ...
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Bikes and Buses Propel Mexico City to Sustainable Transport Award

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India's prime minister unveils electric vehicle plan

India's prime minister unveils electric vehicle plan | Funding Transport | Scoop.it

Manmohan Singh, prime minister of India, delivered a plan to promote the adoption of electric vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles. The plan aims to put as many as 7 million electric vehicles on India's streets by 2020.

India  imports about 80 percent of its petroleum. The government could spend as much as $2.6 billion enacting the plan, which includes subsidies and research and development for the electric vehicle industry.

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Infrastructure_funding_report_final

This report form the UK's Institution of proposes, among other things, to set up hybrid public and private sector infrastructure finds for discrete geographical areas, to overcome the polarization between low cost public sector borrowing and high cost, return-maximizing private sector capital.

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Transport funding | India Transport Portal

Transport funding | India Transport Portal | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Transport funding projects is one of the biggest challenges for India. One of the major sources of transport funds ... all weather roads, a lot remains to be done. Tags: funding of transportation, transport funding, transport funds ...
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NASA's green aviation research throttles up into second gear

NASA's green aviation research throttles up into second gear | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
NASA has selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years, research efforts that ...
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New Fuels for the Maritime Sector in

The European Union will co-finance with over €250000 from the TEN-T Program a project to convert an existing vessel into a |
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Fixing the Transportation Infrastructure We Have

Fixing the Transportation Infrastructure We Have | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Before we invest in expansion, we should get serious about maintaining our existing systems. (RT @wearemodeshift: Many states are considering hiking fees, gasoline taxes or other levies to revamp their transportation infrastructure.
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In 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers estimated that the nation's total five-year infrastructure spending needs were a staggering $2.2 trillion - about half of which was unfunded.

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Aviation sector weathers tough year with modest growth - VietNamNet Bridge

Aviation sector weathers tough year with modest growth - VietNamNet Bridge | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge Aviation sector weathers tough year with modest growth VietNamNet Bridge The latest report of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) showed the country's airports handled 25.3 million passengers on domestic and...
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Die Maut lohnt sich

Die Maut lohnt sich | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Die Finanzierung der Verkehrsinfrastruktur braucht eine stabile Basis
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Gman Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer on road charging

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G-20 Interests Converge on Infrastructure

G-20 Interests Converge on Infrastructure | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
High on the Group of 20 agenda in Moscow this week is an issue that has long bedeviled emerging markets' economic growth plans: creaky infrastructure.
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Projects ‘do not guarantee stimulus’ - FT.com

Projects ‘do not guarantee stimulus’ - FT.com | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Planners have warned the government it should not rush decisions on big transport infrastructure projects in an effort to boost the economy.
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While London Mayor Boris Johnson believes that investing in transport is the way to boost economic growth (see article further down), this view is not necessarily shared  across the board by academic economists  and transport planners in the UK. If the government decides to spend big on transport, they argue, this must be done as part of a  consistent and integrated transport policy framework to achieve an impact.  

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View from the bridge: What a big American port says about shifting global trade patterns

View from the bridge: What a big American port says about shifting global trade patterns | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
IF TRADE routes are the global economy’s circulatory system, the port of Long Beach is one of the valves. Last year the port processed 6m containers, making it...
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Rail helps China back on track - FT.com

Rail helps China back on track - FT.com | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
What a difference a year makes for China’s high-speed rail ambitions, and for the Chinese economy.
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It's transport that will carry us down the road to recovery - Telegraph.co.uk

It's transport that will carry us down the road to recovery - Telegraph.co.uk | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk It's transport that will carry us down the road to recovery Telegraph.co.uk Investment in transport infrastructure — often led by the private sector, but invariably bailed out, one way or another, by the state — had unleashed the...
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London Mayor Boris Johnson argues that generating economic growth starts with investing in transpor.t

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The Financing of Transportation Infrastructure

The Financing of Transportation Infrastructure | Funding Transport | Scoop.it

Some basic reading on funding and financing transport infrastructure from Canadian academic Jean-Paul Rodrigue - the third (2013) edition of his book "The Geography of Transport Systems".

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Amtrak lays it on the line for the NEC | International Railway Journal

Amtrak lays it on the line for the NEC | International Railway Journal | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Amtrak's revised vision for the Northeast Corridor calls for bold investments of $US 110bn to improve existing infrastructure and to construct a new d... ...
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Up, up and away: aviation biofuels players start building capacity ...

Up, up and away: aviation biofuels players start building capacity ... | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
Faster than a speeding bullet…more powerful than a locomotive…that's the growth and momentum in aviation biofuels. First there were the partnerships, then the fuel R&D, then the flight tests, then the offtake agreements.
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Toll debate could hinder Brent Spence financing plan | Kentucky ...

Toll debate could hinder Brent Spence financing plan | Kentucky ... | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
The chances of Kentucky lawmakers passing legislation this year to allow for private financing or anything that could lead to tolls to fund the Brent Spence Bridge seemed remote as the 2013 session of the General Assembly ...
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A case study from the US on the political difficulties policy-makers face in introducing user charges for transport infrastructure.

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'2013 start of golden age of world aviation industry' - Business Mirror

'2013 start of golden age of world aviation industry' - Business Mirror | Funding Transport | Scoop.it
'2013 start of golden age of world aviation industry' Business Mirror Despite past turbulence in the aviation industry—which was marked by stringent airport checks, the threat of terrorism in the sky, high fuel prices, death of old-name brands and...
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