As traditional sources of transportation revenue continue to decline in adequacy
to fund surface transportation, like to motor fuels tax, or are simply lacking in
certain sectors, like goods movements, new funding mechanisms will necessarily be
implemented to meet the increasing demands on paying for future system operations,
maintenance, and expansion.
National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission released
its Final Report in February 2009 discussing numerous existing and proposed transportation
funding mechanisms. Much of the content in this proposed funding sources section
is derived from that report, as well as the Financing and Funding Legislative Recommendations
of the AASHTO Surface
Transportation Authorization Policies adopted at its 2008 annual meeting.
Annual Highway User Vehicle Fee
Carbon Tax/Cap and Trade Program