HIGHWAY USER FEES AND VEHICLE TRANSPORT MODES: AN OLD RULE DEFENDED

UNLESS THE VARIOUS MODES OF TRANSPORTATION UTILIZING HIGHWAYS MAKE EQUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAINTENANCE, CAPACITY, AND HIGHWAY TECHNOLOGY COSTS, ECONOMISTS AND HIGHWAY OFFICIALS CANNOT ESCAPE FROM THE DILEMMA OF HAVING TO DETERMINE AND CHARGE DIFFERENT USER FEES FOR MARGINAL UNITS OF HIGHWAY UTILIZATION BY DIFFERENT MODES OF HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION. FURTHERMORE, THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE A UNIQUE OPTIMAL RATE SCHEDULE TO IMPOSE UPON HIGHWAY USERS BY USE CLASS. THE ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT CHARGING THE OPTIMAL MARGINAL USER FEE APPLICABLE TO THE LAST MARGINAL UNIT FOR INTRAMARGINAL UNITS WILL NOT NECESSARILY RESULT IN USER FEE RECEIPTS COVERING TOTAL WAY COSTS. /DCPL/

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  • Authors:
    • Mestelman, S
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Pagination: p. 786-95
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  • Accession Number: 00202361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2003 12:00AM