Creating a Viable Transportation Funding System

Washington State relies on gasoline taxes as the major source of funds for highway purposes. A number of other fees and taxes are also imposed to pay for a vast multimodal transportation system. These sources of funds do not provide enough revenue to meet the current and future needs of the transportation system. This research will examine current sources of funding mechanisms and explore new ways to fund transportation improvements. This research will provide policymakers a greater understanding of existing transportation revenue resources and information for future decisions on how to meet transportation funding needs.