Expenditures on transportation have grown to compose a larger and larger portion of state budgets with the promotion of high speed rail projects by the federal government. Even before the advent of these new systems, states spent billions on public transportation as well as general transportation infrastructure. The problem with these expenditures is that they have a way of taking on a life of their own. From Seattle's light rail project to Boston's big dig, public expenditures on transportation nearly always end up being faring larger than initial estimates. Responsible and conservative approaches to public transportation projects are an integral part of crafting responsible and sustainable state budgets. Chris Christie, who recently axed the pricey Hudson Tunnel project in New Jersey, is a great example. Here at SBS, we have the latest news an analysis on transportation and state budgets across the country.