How do we pay for roads in Tennessee? New 2016 Baker Center Policy Brief on Tax Policies and Revenue Sources
Researchers at UT Transportation Center, Boyd Center and the Baker Center have released a policy brief that examines roadway funding in Tennessee and other states, with particular attention to the gas tax.
In their report, Tax Policies and Alternative Revenue Sources:
State Responses to Declining Purchasing Power of Roadway Funding, Dr. Mark L. Burton, Director of Transportation Economics, Center for Transportation Research; Dr. Matthew N. Murray, Director, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy & Associate Director, Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research; Emily K. Pratt, Research Associate, Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research; and Dr. Jilleah G. Welch, Research Associate, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy; offer insights into how other states are responding to funding challenges through tax policies and alternative revenue sources, including the strengths and weaknesses of these revenue mechanisms.
Read the brief here: PolicyBrief-5-16-Burton.Gas.Tax.12.5