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Rush Hour: How States Can Reduce Congestion Through Performance-Based Transportation Programs

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Wendell Cox; Alan E. Pisarski; Ronald D. Utt

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (State or regional government)
Transportation (Transportation policy and planning)

Keywords: Smart growth

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

One by one, government programs in a growing number of states are becoming subject to performance-based systems to ensure that unresponsive bureaucracies are held accountable to the same standards of performance that have always been common in the private sector, where the difference between success and failure is often a matter of survival.