Research / Transportation


Comparative Data Reports | March 2021

Adult Correctional Systems, Education and Transportation

Comparative Data Reports (CDRs) are prepared annually by select SLC states’ fiscal research departments. These reports track revenue sources, appropriations levels, performance measures, and a multitude of other metrics in Southern states. A useful tool for legislators and legislative staff alike, CDRs are available for adult correctional systems, education, Medicaid, and transportation.

Continue Reading

Webinar | October 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Revenues and Construction

Roger Moore

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant budget shortfalls for state and local governments across the nation. As the financial stress becomes more apparent, many policymakers have begun considering how revenue declines will impact transportation funding and construction projects in the years ahead. Although many projects were deemed essential at the outset of the pandemic and continued without interruption, more than a dozen states, including several in the South, have announced project delays and cancellations valued at more than $5 billion dollars nationally. Moreover, numerous initiatives and ballot measures related to transportation funding have been postponed due to the pandemic. This program outlines the near- and long-term impacts of the pandemic on transportation funding and construction by highlighting how states are responding to the anticipated decline in revenues on critical transportation projects.

Presentation:

Alison Premo Black, Ph.D., Chief Economist, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.


Other | December 2019

Issues to Watch - 2020

Anne Roberts Brody, Cody Allen and Roger Moore

As the 2020 legislative cycle approaches, legislators across the South are preparing and pre-filing legislation to address emerging and relevant policy issues in their states. With its regional focus, the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) is uniquely positioned to identify and research current and emerging policy issues and trends. This report was prepared by Anne Roberts Brody, policy and program manager, and Roger Moore and Cody Allen, policy analysts, and provides a sampling of issues and trends that are anticipated to emerge during the 2020 legislative term. State actions referenced in this report may represent appropriate policy options for Southern lawmakers to consider and, as such, may include bills or policies originating outside the SLC region.

Continue Reading
2020-2021
Chair

Representative
Manly Barton

Mississippi

2020-2021
Vice Chair

Representative
Nathaniel Ledbetter

Alabama

Immediate
Past Chair

Representative
Jeanie Lauer

Missouri

Committee
Liaison
Roger Moore

Roger Moore
Senior Policy Analyst


The SLC Economic Development, Transportation & Cultural Affairs Committee examines issues related to infrastructure, transportation, economic progress and cultural strengths in the Southern region. Discussions and reports of the committee have focused on Southern state actions to bring manufacturing operations of national and foreign companies to the region, as well as the importance of ports, roads and railways for the movement of manufactured goods. The committee has a long history of studying the impact of the Panama Canal expansion and international trade with Mexico, Canada and China on Southern state economies.

More SLC Research into Transportation


Policy Analysis | December 2019

Motor Fuel Evaporation Deductions

SLC Regional Resource | September 2019

Scoot Over: The Growth of Micromobility in the South

Other | January 2019

Issues to Watch - 2019

Policy Analysis | October 2018

CDL Waivers for the Agriculture Industry

Policy Analysis | June 2018

Distracted Driving Laws in SLC Member States

Policy Analysis | September 2017

SLC Member State Revenue Increases

Policy Analysis | September 2016

Autonomous Vehicle Legislation and Trends

SLC Regional Resource | January 2016

Inland Ports and Waterways in the SLC Member States

Policy Analysis | March 2015

Proposed Ridesharing Laws in the States

Policy Analysis | October 2014

SLC State Actions on Suspect Guardrails

Presentation | September 2014

Transportation Funding in the States

Policy Analysis | March 2014

Highway Trust Fund Balance

Policy Analysis | March 2014

Elderly Drivers

SLC Regional Resource | February 2014

Aeronautics in the SLC States: Cleared for Takeoff

Policy Analysis | May 2013

Variable Gasoline Tax Rates

Policy Analysis | April 2013

Natural Gas Vehicle Consumption Rates

Policy Analysis | February 2013

State Efforts to Fund Transportation

Policy Analysis | September 2012

Seat Belt Regulations for 15-Passenger Vans

Comparative Data Reports | July 2012

Medicaid, Revenue and Transportation

Policy Analysis | November 2011

Federal Highway Trust Fund

Policy Analysis | October 2010

High Speed Rail: Update from the Southern States

SLC Special Series Report | June 2010

The Expansion of the Panama Canal and SLC State Ports

Policy Analysis | February 2009

Left-Lane Campers

Presentation | April 2004

Ports in the South

Presentation | September 2002

Delivering the Goods: Ports in the South