A DISCUSSION OF GASOLINE TAX RATES AND GASOLINE CONSUMPTION

THE GASOLINE TAX HAS COME INCREASINGLY TO THE FORE AS A SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION. GROWING RECOGNITION OF THE NEED FOR HIGHWAY MODERNIZATION, AND THE MEANS OF FINANCING IT, HAS RESULTED IN THE ENACTMENT, IN RECENT YEARS, OF GASOLINE TAX INCREASES AT BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS. ALTHOUGH THESE INCREASES HAVE NOT FULLY RESTORED THE GASOLINE TAX TO THE RELATIVE PURCHASING POWER IT HAD PRIOR TO THE WAR, THEY HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO CONSIDERABLE SCRUTINY, AND IN SOME CASES, STRONG OBJECTIONS. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GASOLINE TAX AND OTHER COSTS AND PRICE LEVELS ENCOUNTERED BY THE VEHICLE USER, PARTICULARLY IN CONNECTION WITH HIS USE OF HIGHWAYS, IS EXAMINED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 40, pp 51-70, 4 FIG, 8 TAB, 1 REF
  • Authors:
    • Cope, E M
    • Liston, L L
  • Publication Date: 1961

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 9-13, 1961.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM