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, gas taxes, and developer payments. The problems with each are discussed. An example looking at problems of temporal and spatial free-riding is presented.
|Date of creation:||2005|
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Transport Economics and Policy , Volume 39, Part 3, September 2005, pp. 279-294|
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