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Financing Transportation


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"Financing Transportation" is a PowerPoint for primary and secondary students that provides an explanation of the financing infrastructure that funds our transportation systems. It also highlights careers in transportation finance. Additionally, this lesson can be paired with a transportation-based "Monopoly" style activity.

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Financing Transportation

  1. 1. Financing Transportation
  2. 2. Who finances transportation? • Roads? • Railroads? • Race cars? • Airports? • Pipelines? • Bridges? • Subways?
  3. 3. Where does the money come from? • Roads – Wheel tax – Gasoline tax • Possible problem??? – Highway Trust Fund – Public-Private Partnerships – User fees • Railroads – Private Companies
  4. 4. Where does the money come from? • Race cars – Private companies • Airports – Government bonds – Private investment • Subways – Government investment
  5. 5. Careers in transportation finance • Salary: $51,000 – $61,000 • Education: Bachelor’s • Experience: 0-2 years Civil Engineer • Salary: $44,000 – $55,000 • Education: Bachelor’s • Experience: 0-3 years Financial Analyst • Salary: $51,000 – $62,000 • Education: Bachelor’s • Experience: 0 -2 years Industrial Engineer • Salary: $40,000 – $49,000 • Education: Bachelor’s and CPA License • Experience: 0-2 years Accountant • Salary: $56,000 – $89,000 • Education: High School Diploma/G.E.D. • Experience: 0-2 years Pipeline Technician
  6. 6. Civil Engineer • Designs and supervises construction projects such as airports, bridges, channels, dams, railroads and roads • Responsibilities also include estimating costs and personnel and material needs, preparing proposals and establishing completion dates
  7. 7. Financial Analyst • Compiles and analyzes financial information for an organization • Develops integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports and presentations • Creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately • Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to senior management • Performs financial forecasting and reconciliation of internal accounts
  8. 8. Industrial Engineer • Plans and oversees layout of equipment, office and production facilities • Conducts studies in operations to maximize work flow and spatial utilization • Ensures facility efficiency and workplace safety
  9. 9. Accountant • Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements and other financial reports • Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses • Reports organization's finances to management and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies and assumptions underlying budget forecasts
  10. 10. Pipeline Technician • Responsible for the maintenance and correct operation of an oil or gas pipeline system • Troubleshoots, tests, maintains and repairs pipeline equipment which may include valves, operators and filtration systems • Performs periodic inspections and routine maintenance on the pipeline system • Completes maintenance records, service reports and other required documents