Unfare Solutions: Local Earmarked Charges to Fund Public Transport

An increasingly difficult area for all national governments and regional/local authorities is transport policy. It appears to be very difficult to tackle car use and realize a sustainable transport system. Developing public transport is seen as an increasingly important element in improving the transport system, especially in densely populated areas. However, at the same time, there is increasing pressure on governments to cut taxation. There is a growing gap, as a result, between increasing policy need for public transport and government resources to fund that need. One solution to this dilemma is explored in this book, which is the use of local charges and taxes dedicated to support public transport. How and why such charges have evolved and how they do (or do not) relate to modern transport policy developments and theory is examined here. Innovative funding techniques developed by both public transport providers and federal and local authorities are shown.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 176p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780415327121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2014 12:18PM