[...]Celem artykułu jest przedstawienie głównych źródeł finansowania infrastruktury transportu samochodowego na poziomie lokalnym na przykładzie jednej z gmin wiejskich województwa zachodniopomorskiego. Analiza porównawcza została przeprowadzona na podstawie informacji zawartych w sprawozdaniach budżetowych dla lat 2010-2014.[...]
The basic transport network, which serves the transport needs of rural residents consists of municipal and county roads. It should be noted, however, that from the point of view of traffic density, despite their dominant share in the structure of roads in Poland, they are not too intensively used. For comparison, national roads, which in Poland are about 5 % of all roads, serve the vast majority of transportation needs. Highlighting the main sources of financing of road transport infrastructure in Poland, it is worth noting the expenses incurred for this purpose by the local (municipalities and counties), provincial governments and state. Expenditures incurred on road transport infrastructure may be of a current character linked with the maintenance of transport infrastructure and property (investment) associated with the modernization and construction of new road sections . Financing infrastructure of local roads (by the local governments and the counties) is commonly associated with its modernization. The development of municipal and county road network is also implemented by the provincial governments with the support of the Regional Operational Programmes and their own resources. Another source of financing the development of local roads in Poland is the state. An example can be the implemented, since 2008, the National Program of reconstruction of local roads. The essence of the program is the improvement of safety on local roads and a better connection to the national and provincial roads.