TITLE

Highway Robbery? Funding Transportation Spending in Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Clemens, Jason; Godin, Keith; Veldhuis, Niels
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Fraser Forum;Nov2004, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14927241

 

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