Highway Robbery? Funding Transportation Spending in Canada

Clemens, Jason; Godin, Keith; Veldhuis, Niels
November 2004
Fraser Forum;Nov2004, p4
This article focuses on the fundamental disconnect between governments that raise transportation-specific taxes and those that actually spend money on transportation in the U.S. The imbalance has become a contentious political issue as municipalities are facing tremendous pressure to spend even more on transportation infrastructure. Both the federal and provincial governments impose consumption taxes on fuel. The federal government spends in five transportation-related areas, such as, air, road, rail, water, and other. The federal government spends far less on transportation than it raises in transportation-specific revenues.


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