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Financing Sustainable Transportation

AICGS Policy Report No 54

Financing Sustainable Transportation

An Overview of Finance Mechanisms and Cases from the U.S. and Germany


Broaddus, Andrea; Max Grünig and Dominic Marcellino (eds.) 2013: Financing Sustainable Transportation: An Overview of Finance Mechanisms and Cases from the U.S. and Germany. [AICGS Policy Report]. Washington DC: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

This policy report compares approaches to sustainable transportation financing in the U.S. and Germany, with a focus on Northern Virginia and the Stuttgart region. Max Gruenig and Dominic Marcellino, Senior Fellow Ecologic Institute Berlin and Fellow Ecologic Institute Washington DC respectively, are co-authors with Andrea Broaddus, PhD Candidate at the University of California at Berkeley. The policy report is available for download.

This policy report is an outcome of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies' project The Transatlantic Climate and Energy Dialogue: Urban and Regional Transportation and Energy Problems and Solution.

The aim of the policy report was to compare different approaches to financing sustainable modes of transportation in the U.S. and Germany and to present opportunities for improving the identified funding instruments in each country based on the experiences analysed in best practice case studies.

The policy report [pdf, 1.3 MB, English] can be downloaded at the AICGS website.

The research has been made possible by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Daimler-Fonds im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.


Max Grünig
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Policy Brief: AICGS Policy Report,No. 54
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48 pp.
Table of contents
transport financing, public transport, public private partnership