Paying for the Fixed Costs of Roads
This paper explores alternative financing mechanisms to pay for the fixed costs of roads, particularly in cases without rising marginal costs. Mechanisms considered include tolls, gasoline taxes, and developer payments. The problems with each are discussed. An example looking at problems of temporal and spatial free-riding is presented. © 2005 LSE and the University of Bath
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