STATE TRANSPORTATION FINANCING IN THE 1970S: THEORY AND PRACTICE

This report examines recent trends and practices in transportation financing at the state level, as well as providing a synthesis of present attitudes and current theories of transportation financing, in the light of such problems as revenue not keeping pace with increase costs due to both inflation and increased demands for services (and in some cases, actually declining due to decreased user tax revenue-eg. gasoline taxes-or to Proposition 13-type initiatives). It discusses in detail the highway user tax system as well as individual components of that system. General tax systems of states is then dealt with. The report concludes with a chapter on potential remedies for some of the problems that have emerged, with emphasis on possible improvements in institutional practice and arrangements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research conducted in cooperation with the Transportation Research Board.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies Library
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Zettel, R M
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-RR-79-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM