Equity of Evolving Transportation Finance Mechanisms

As traditional sources of funding for the nation’s surface transportation system fail to keep pace with demand, proposals for new sources have proliferated. New funding strategies, such as pricing the use of new and existing roads, and new institutional arrangements, such as public–private partnerships, have emerged over the past few years. As with all transportation policies, these strategies raise questions about equity. To address these concerns, the Transportation Research Board convened an expert committee to provide guidance to public officials about assessing the equity of evolving transportation finance mechanisms. The committee's findings are presented in this report. They are organized under the following chapter headings: (1) Equity and Transportation Finance; (2) How Transportation is Funded and Who Pays; (3) Equity Through Different Lenses; (4) Transportation Finance Equity: Evidence and Experience; (5) Equity and Decision Making: Experience with Road Pricing; and (6) Findings and Recommendations.

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    • The expert committee commissioned four papers, which are listed in Appendix C. These papers are entered individually in the TRID database and are available in electronic form in conjunction with this report.
  • Publication Date: 2011


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  • Accession Number: 01351433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309167604
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2011 1:06PM