The Roads and Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) estimates there is a $1.8 billion gap between the amount spent on roads and the amount required to maintain them. This concern over funding raises the issue of who should pay for the roads, or what is the relationship between road-user costs and road-user taxes. These concerns over road financing and road-user taxes precipitated the research which is summarized in this report. The purpose was to explore the feasibility of conducting a cost-allocation study using new RTAC road-cost data, current estimates of fleet characteristics, and a methodology similar to that employed by Haritos in 1973--the last major attempt to calculate costs on a national basis. This is an exploratory effort; the intent is to see how far it is possible to go with new data and to discover what problems and/or issues might arise in the conduct of a full-scale cost-allocation study.

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  • Accession Number: 00490250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1989 12:00AM