Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Tennessee’s 2008-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program* reveals that new road capacity projects account for the largest chunk of the planned spending (29 percent). Road maintenance/minor widening projects follow, at 25 percent of the STIP. Transit projects** account for 12 percent of the STIP, and projects classified as “other” are 11 percent.*** Bridge maintenance/replacement projects make up 7 percent of the expenditures. Bicycle/pedestrian projects account for 5 percent of the spending, as do safety projects and road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway). Bridge capacity expansion projects account for 1 percent of the planned spending. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2008-FY2014*
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$1,870.83|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$369.10|
|New Road Capacity||$2,171.68|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$62.61|
* Tennessee’s STIP does not include its 11 metropolitan planning organizations’ (MPO) transportation improvement programs (TIPs). The rural (non-MPO) component is listed in the STIP; this component is from 2008-2011. The 11 TIPs are from 2011-2014.
** Because Kentucky and Tennessee are represented by the Clarksville MPO, the MPO's transit funds include federal transit funds provided to Kentucky. The transit funds listed for this MPO are federal share only.
*** This category includes overruns for projects funded by surface transportation funds, interstate maintenance funds and national highway system funds.