Monday, February 28, 2011

California Roads Are Massively Subsidized

California Roads Are Massive Subsidized
California High-Speed Rail Blog
Feb. 27, 2011

The California High-Speed Rail Blog reports on a recent study by Subsidy Scope on road funding in each of the 50 states.  California data from between 1995 and 2007 indicate that only 39% of road spending was generated by user fees.  The blog proceeds to note a prevalent double standard: rail and transit services are often expected to operate without subsidy while roads usually require large subsidies to operate and maintain.


-Justin Walker

1 comment:

ane-ffairtoremember said...

We'd love to hear your thoughts on Zócalo's latest piece on California's proposed high-speed rail system, "Why Not Blow $9 Billion on a Cool Train?"