SPECIAL REPORT 303: EQUITY OF EVOLVING TRANSPORTATION FINANCE MECHANISMS: Remediating Inequity in Transportation Finance

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Abstract

Policymakers are strongly considering new tolls and fees to manage congestion, provide
environmental benefits, and raise money for transportation investment and maintenance.
Understandably, such a shift in the way transportation is financed raises concerns about equity.
In the United States driving is so ubiquitous that any efforts to raise the marginal costs of driving
will have implications across a broad swath of the population, including raising the cost of travel
for many people who are poor and have no alternatives. Understanding how existing
transportation financing schemes compensate for inequities is critical for developing policies that
will ensure fairness in the future. To this end this essay explores how inequity is remediated
through revenue recycling and dedicated programs using transportation finance.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherTransportation Research Board
Number of pages22
Volume303
StatePublished - 2009

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Inequity
Finance
Equity
Financing
Fees
Revenue
Politicians
Costs
Congestion
Fairness
Marginal cost

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SPECIAL REPORT 303: EQUITY OF EVOLVING TRANSPORTATION FINANCE MECHANISMS : Remediating Inequity in Transportation Finance . / King, David A.

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