Implications of Alternate Revenue Sources for Transportation Planning

Current funding sources are proving to be inadequate to fund needed transportation projects and operations. As a consequence, alternative revenue sources, such as the vehicle miles of travel (VMT) tax, sales tax, energy tax, parking tax, tolls, and others, are being used or discussed around the United States in order to provide financing of transportation (both improvements and operations). In addition, some of these revenue sources are also designed in part to affect travel behaviors through the internalizing of travel costs. The proposed research project has four primary objectives. 1) Develop a list of alternative revenue sources for financing transportation, both at the state and local level, 2) Present the pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages of each option.(The first two objectives will be based on a review of existing literature), 3) Determine the extent of public support and attitudes regarding the various options. (This will be accomplished by conducting a scientific survey of a large random sample of Georgia adults. The survey results will be supplemented by a review of the results of opinion surveys conducted in other states), and 4) determine how the various alternative revenue sources might alter transportation behaviors such as mode choice, number of trips, and vehicle miles traveled. (This will be accomplished in two ways: by conducting a scientific survey of a large random sample of Georgia adults and by conducting a laboratory experiment.)


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $121261.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Georgia Department of Transportation

      One Georgia Center
      600 West Peachtree Street, NW
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
    • Project Managers:

      Meyer, Michael

    • Performing Organizations:

      Georgia State University, Atlanta

      P.O. Box 3965
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30302-3965
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sjoquist, David

    • Start Date: 20101101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120102
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27458

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01475640
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Georgia Transportation Institute University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0051
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 15 2013 12:56AM