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This is one of a series of NebGuides on financing state and local government. This publication focuses on roads, streets and highways.
Roads, streets and highways are among the most important "public goods" provided by government. Public goods are items whose availability can't be limited to those who specifically pay for them. In the case of roads, collective support for an adequate surface transportation system is long-standing, extending from the rutted trails of colonial America to the interstate highways of today.