REVIEW OF ROAD EXPENDITURES AND PAYMENTS BY VEHICLE CLASS: 1956 TO 1975

The question of whether, over the past 20 years, the payments made by road users have been sufficient to match the expenditures made on their behalf for road systems is addressed. The results suggest that, in aggregate, payments by road users have not been sufficient to meet expenditures for roads. For urban roads, payments have more than met expenditures but, on rural roads, payments have been well below expenditures. An analysis of time trends suggests that these discrepancies have grown progressively. This analysis further suggests that, if different road users are considered separately, payments by light vehicles (automobiles and light trucks) and by medium vehicles (medium trucks and buses) have been much greater than the expenditures occasioned by each. It is shown that, for heavy vehicles (heavy trucks), payments over the 20 years were significantly greater than occasioned expenditures only for urban roads. In recent years, however, payments by heavy vehicles on both rural and urban roads (and hence on all roads) have been greater than occasioned expenditures.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 28-34
  • Monograph Title: Transportation finance and charges, programming, and costs
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028256
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM