WIT Press


Unfare Solutions: Taxing Vices To Solve The Transport Crisis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030661

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

631.27 kb

Author(s)

M.P. Enoch & S. Potter

Abstract

Unfare solutions: taxing vices to solve the transport crisis M. P. Enoch & S. Potter Centre for Technology Strategy The Open University, United Kingdom. Abstract A key element in all national and local transport policies addressing environmental goals is the development of attractive and popular public transport systems as an alternative to car travel. This often requires major investment, at a time when already stretched traditional public spending levels are also needed to fund improvements to other sectors, and when electorates are reacting against paying higher taxes. One approach has been for Governments to cut costs through privatisation, and/or efficiency savings, and this path has become increasingly trodden on over recent years. Less common are examples of local transport authorities raising money specifically to pay for improvements to public transport through dedicated local charges and/or taxes. As well as raising money for public transport development, such new sources of financi

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