Transit’s Not Bleeding the Taxpayer Dry
Posted December 12, 2011 in Press Releases
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Roads don’t pay for themselves.
But maybe they should.
“Taxpayers cover costs that should be borne by road users,” asserts the State Smart Transportation Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Road subsidies push up tax rates, squeeze government services, and skew the market for transportation.”
Between 2004 and 2008, roads in the state cost an average of $4.24 billion annually. Of this, $1.74 billion came from revenue sources unrelated to road use