DETERMINATION OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART IN GENERATING REVENUE FOR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS
Four variable fuel tax models are investigated with respect to Alabama Highway Department operations. The fixed percentage fuel tax model establishes the state gasoline tax as a constant percentage of the wholesale price of gasoline. The simple price indices ratio model pegs state fuel taxes to a ratio of price indexes. The aggregated price indices ratio model related state fuel taxes to functions of price indexes. The fuel efficiency tax model relates the gasoline tax to the variables of consumer price index and automobile efficiency. Advantages and disadvantages of each model are presented. Extensive simulation results are presented to permit determination of expected revenue under selected strategies. Other methods of increasing highway department revenue are presented.
- Sponsored in part by Alabama State Highway Dept., Montgomery. See also PB-263 085.
Auburn UniversityDepartment of Civil Engineering, Harbert Engineering Center
Auburn, AL United States 36849
Washington, DC United States 20590
Montgomery, AL United States 36130
- Rainer, R K
- Epley, D R
- Leathers, C G
- Moore, R K
- Vecellio, R L
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Pagination: 245 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost indexes; Economic efficiency; Economic models; Financing; Gasoline; Highways; Mathematical models; Methodology; Motor fuels; Prices; Public administration; Ratios; Revenues; Simulation; State government; State of the art studies; Statistical analysis; Taxation; Taxes
- Candidate Terms: Highway economics
- Identifier Terms: Consumer Price Index
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Models
- Geographic Terms: Alabama
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Economics; Finance; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00151206
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ALA-RD-76-79 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 930-081
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM