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Portland State University

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

2009

Taxation -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- California

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"Green" Transportation Taxes And Fees: A Survey Of Californians, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Jennifer Dill, Hilary Kathleen Nixon Jun 2009

"Green" Transportation Taxes And Fees: A Survey Of Californians, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Jennifer Dill, Hilary Kathleen Nixon

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This report explores public opinion on a new and promising concept―green transportation taxes and fees. These are taxes and fees set at variable rates, with higher rates for more polluting vehicles and lower rates for those that pollute less. This approach to transportation taxes and fees adapts the traditional transportation finance system to achieve two critical public benefits at once: encouraging drivers to choose more environmentally-friendly transportation options and raising revenue for needed transportation programs. To test public support for green transportation taxes and fees, the authors conducted a random telephone survey of 1,500 Californians that asked respondents ...