OPTIMUM INVESTMENT IN TWO-MODE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN RAISED TO TAX USE OF HIGHWAYS IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE VOLUME OF VEHICLES THEREON. ASIDE FROM MECHANICS AND LEGAL QUESTIONS, THIS RAISES THE PROBLEM OF METHODS OF FINANCING ALL MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION /FOR EXAMPLE, WHETHER, AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC POLICY, ROAD USERS MIGHT BE TAXED TO SUPPORT RAPID TRANSIT/. BEYOND THIS, THE QUESTION OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN /OR TAXATION OF/ TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES IS RAISED AS IT MAY EFFECT PROPERTY VALUES, FOR EXAMPLE, IN HASTENING THE OBSOLESCENCE OF BUILDINGS. THESE ARE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS, RELATED BOTH TO PUBLIC GOALS AND TO DEMOCRATIC AND PRACTICAL MEANS FOR IMPLEMENTING THEM. THE PAPER DISCUSSES THESE PROBLEMS FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER AND THE CITY PLANNER. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-45
  • Monograph Title: Traffic congestion as a factor in road-user taxation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 23 1994 12:00AM