Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 38-04. State Highway Cost Allocation Studies

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 12pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 0in .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><span style="COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The purpose of state-level highway cost allocation studies (HCAS) is to determine the fair share that each class of road users should pay for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of highways, roads, and streets in the state.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Through a comparison of user fees, these studies calculate current equity and may provide recommended adjustments to existing tax rates to bring about a closer match between payments and cost responsibilities for each vehicle class. Over thirty state governments have at some time conducted these studies to evaluate their system of state road user charges, fees and taxes.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></span><span style="LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: both; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Studies vary in depth, scope, and methodology, and the attendant results have been mixed.  This synthesis looks to assemble information on HCAS methodologies that have been proposed and used in order to compare and contrast the approaches taken by various states.  </span></font></font><span style="COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">The goal of the synthesis is to provide practitioners information so that they can improve their process of evaluating cost responsibilities.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></font></font></span></p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Start Date: 20061115
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080315
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15991

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464665
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:47PM