Assessing the Legal and Economic Impacts of Container Fees Used to Finance Transportation Improvements and Enhance Air Quality

This research will address the legal, governance, and administrative issues surrounding the implementation of container fees in California to fund improvement of the flow of goods and mitigate the environmental impacts of goods movement. This research will also assess the overall competitiveness and attractiveness of California;s ports with several other US port economies, the potential impacts of the loss of business to these competitor ports due to the imposition of a container fee in California, and, we will also survey one of the main stakeholders in the container fee debate whose voice is often ignored-truckers- to learn more how such a fee would economically impact them and who is in the best position to bear this cost.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $30000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Cavello, Casey

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

      California Polytehcnic State Univeristy
      San Luis Obispo, CA  United States  93407
    • Principal Investigators:

      Carr, Chris

    • Start Date: 20100731
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110731
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28527

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463510
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2010-NBG-1064, GT-10221
    • Files: UTC, RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:25PM