REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HIGHWAY FINANCE

INFORMATION ON THE WAYS AND MEANS USED BY DIFFERENT STATES TO OBTAIN HIGHWAY REVENUE MEASURES, SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL, WERE SOLICITATED. TWENTY-NINE STATES RESPONDED. THE REPLIES WERE DISCUSSED. A FEATURE OF THE INVESTIGATION CONCERNED FORCES FOR AND AGAINST HIGHWAY REVENUE MEASURES. PUBLIC OPINION GENERALLY IN ALL THE STATES SEEMED TO REGARD THE GAS TAX AS THE MOST EQUITABLE MEANS OF RAISING FUNDS FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION. PEOPLE OF THE LARGER CITIES AND TOWNS SEEMED MORE RECEPTIVE TO THE BOND ISSUE PLAN THAN THE RURAL DISTRICT POPULATION WHO GENERALLY ADVOCATED THE PAY-AS-YOU-GO PLAN. A CONTINUOUS PLAN OF PUBLICITY ON HIGHWAY ACTIVITIES SEEMED TO BE THE SUREST MEANS OF GAINING AND HOLDING POPULAR SUPPORT FOR A HIGHWAY PROGRAM.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 8, pp 54-80
  • Authors:
    • Kirk, H J
    • Agg, T R
    • Gray, B E
    • Fleming, E M
  • Publication Date: 1929

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-14, 1928
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 2
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM