TOLLS: EFFICIENCY AND EQUITY ISSUES FOR INLAND WATERWAYS

Transportation requires large amounts of capital in fixed facilities such as roads, tracks, or canals. Inland waterway transport is unique among modes, since it neither owns its right-of-way nor pays taxes to support its construction and maintenance. Although user charges are widely employed to recover the costs of publicly provided investments, proper theoretical foundation has not been made for their application to inland waterway transport. In this paper a foundation is provided which focuses on efficiency of allocation of resources, on equity of taxation, and on administration simplicity of each toll scheme.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Management Sciences

    146 Westminster Street
    Providence, RI  USA  02903
  • Authors:
    • Case, L S
    • LAVE, L B
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 811-819
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM