February 2023

Emerging Threats to US Toll Revenues

Robert W.Poole Jr. Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

In recent columns I’ve discussed a growing trend of “equity” concerns (such as free or reduced-rate trips for lower-income express toll lane users) and a separate trend of politicians disguising the real costs of using highways. The bad news is both trends are getting worse, with serious consequences for future highway revenue-adequacy.

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