RFF Feature: Gasoline Taxes: Implications for Public Transit and Rural Areas

Two new RFF discussion papers highlight the effects of gasoline taxes in metropolitan and rural areas, examining outcomes for public transit and welfare impacts. Click here to read the full paper.

High-Speed Rail Passions

Despite differences of opinion on various societal-environmental dilemmas, worsening urban congestion is a near-universal American complaint, often reaching despair. But despair does not translate into support for potentially effective policy solutions. For example, neither the imposition of a carbon tax nor an increase in the 18.4 cents/gallon gasoline tax (which, in real terms has declined […]