Corpus ID: 6293727

A DOZEN REASONS FOR RAISING GASOLINE TAXES

@article{Wachs2003ADR,
  title={A DOZEN REASONS FOR RAISING GASOLINE TAXES},
  author={M. Wachs},
  journal={Public Works Management \& Policy},
  year={2003},
  volume={7}
}
  • M. Wachs
  • Published 2003
  • Business, Economics
  • Public Works Management & Policy
This article presents 12 reasons for supporting higher motor fuel taxes. These reasons include arguments that: (1) motor fuel taxes are lower now than in the past; (2) fuel taxes are below levels in other countries; (3) fuel taxes are below their theoretical optimum; (4) drivers show high tolerance for fuel price changes; (5) the cost of transportation projects continues to rise faster than revenue; (6) congestion is growing in part because not enough is being spent on new capacity; (7… Expand
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