The option of an oil tax to fund transportation and infrastructure

This paper discusses using an oil tax to fund U.S. transportation infrastructure. The paper discusses the pros and cons of an oil tax to take the place of the current gasoline and diesel taxes

Main Authors: Crane, Keith, Burger, Nicholas (Author), Wachs, Martin (Author)
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND ©2011©2011, 2011
Series:Occasional paper
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Summary:This paper discusses using an oil tax to fund U.S. transportation infrastructure. The paper discusses the pros and cons of an oil tax to take the place of the current gasoline and diesel taxes
Federal spending on surface-transportation infrastructure outpaces federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Increasing fuel efficiency means that fuel-purchase expenditures have dropped, so real revenue generated from these taxes has declined. A percentage tax on crude oil and imported refined-petroleum products consumed in the United States could fund U.S. transportation infrastructure
Physical Description:xv, 31 pages charts
ISBN:9781283135818
1283135817
9780833051783
0833051784