In-depth analysis of the J.A.C.K. model

Persad, Khali R., Loftus-Otway, Lisa, Harrison, Robert, Chi, Seokho, Franco, Patricia, Singh, Prakash, & Cruz-Ross, Alejandra (2009) In-depth analysis of the J.A.C.K. model. Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas.

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The Texas Transportation Commission (“the Commission”) is responsible for planning and making policies for the location, construction, and maintenance of a comprehensive system of highways and public roads in Texas. In order for the Commission to carry out its legislative mandate, the Texas Constitution requires that most revenue generated by motor vehicle registration fees and motor fuel taxes be used for constructing and maintaining public roadways and other designated purposes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) assists the Commission in executing state transportation policy. It is the responsibility of the legislature to appropriate money for TxDOT’s operation and maintenance expenses. All money authorized to be appropriated for TxDOT’s operations must come from the State Highway Fund (also known as Fund 6, Fund 006, or Fund 0006). The Commission can then use the balance in the fund to fulfill its responsibilities. However, the value of the revenue received in Fund 6 is not keeping pace with growing demand for transportation infrastructure in Texas. Additionally, diversion of revenue to nontransportation uses now exceeds $600 million per year. As shown in Figure 1.1, revenues and expenditures of the State Highway Fund per vehicle mile traveled (VMT) in Texas have remained almost flat since 1993. In the meantime, construction cost inflation has gone up more than 100%, effectively halving the value of expenditure.

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ID Code: 41479
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: JACK Model, Texas Transportation Commission, Texas Department of Transportation, revenue
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009
Center for Transportation Research
The University of Texas at Austin
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2011 22:47
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:50

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