The Myth Of Driver-Funded Roads

Only 24 percent of the cost of St.Paul's roads is borne by driver-generated taxes and fees
September 16, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"We tend to assume that driving pays entirely for itself, and that that's reason enough for government to favor roads over other transportation choices. Not only do drivers pay for their cars, we believe, but also for gasoline that is taxed enough to cover the construction and maintenance of all the roads we'll ever need. But this is a myth."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Sunday, September 7, 2003 in Star Tribune
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