De Leon, Marycruz and Fullerton, Thomas M. and Kelley, Brian W. and Molina, Angel L. (2009): Infrastructure Tolls in Texas: Evidence from the Borderplex. Published in: Texas Business Review (30. April 2009): pp. 1-5.
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Do changes in toll rates affect pedestrian, car, and truck traffic across the bridges between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico? As more and more attention is paid to the use of tolls as funding mechanisms for new road and infrastructure construction in Texas, the answer to this question has policy implications not only for local and state lawmakers, but also for firms importing and exporting goods between Texas and Mexico. This article uses bridge traffic data from the Borderplex to examine the relative impact of tolls and concludes that local policymakers have more leeway than they thought in raising funds to make infrastructure improvements.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Infrastructure Tolls in Texas: Evidence from the Borderplex|
|Keywords:||Tolls; International Bridges; Border Economics|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R4 - Transportation Systems > R41 - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise|
|Depositing User:||Thomas Fullerton|
|Date Deposited:||10. Oct 2009 05:37|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 06:33|
Marycruz De Leon, Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr., and Brian W. Kelley, 2009, "Tolls, Exchange Rates, and and Borderplex International Bridge Traffic,” International Journal of Transport Economics 36, 223-259.