ISSUES IN CALCULATING TRAFFIC IMPACT FEES: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

This paper presents a review of the literature dealing with the issues involved in calculating traffic impact fees. Following an introduction, the discussion begins with a look at the private funding of roads. The discussion then proceeds to formula-type fee structures and covers the following: Adjustments for trip chaining behavior; Peak hour adjustment; Trip length adjustment; Adjustments for road type; Adjustments for geographic differences; and Rate adjustments and credits. Trip distribution methods are then examined, followed by an overview of administrative and implementation issues. Political concerns are then addressed. In conclusion it is pointed out that there are many unresolved issues concerning traffic impact fees. Among the most important of these are the level of the fee, the method of determining differences in traffic impact for various types of land use, and the administrative and political problems created by using impact fees.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland State University

    Center for Urban Studies, P.O. Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97207-0751
  • Authors:
    • Rufolo, A M
    • Lawson, C T
  • Publication Date: 1992-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 7 1994 12:00AM