HIGHWAY INVESTMENT FOR COMPETITIVE NORTH AMERICAN ECONOMIES, PAPER: NEW APPROACH TO FINANCING SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

This paper reviews the status of financing surface transportation in the United States and outlines a proposed "new approach" to financing surface transportation by establishing a "new contract" between transportation agencies and their customers, which includes continued updates of agreements on objectives and investment levels. The new approach is identified not only because of financing concerns, but because of concerns about which relationships between transportation agencies and their customers will lead to the best services for the customers. Revenue sources will be chosen to be consistent with the new contract, as well as to meet traditional public financing criteria for adequate, simple, equitable, and efficient revenue sources that will perform well under future contingencies. Implications for the motor carrier industry are identified.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 179-201
  • Monograph Title: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA, MAY 31-JUNE 4, 1993
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055172
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1994 12:00AM