The Impacts of Tolling on Low-Income Persons in the Puget Sound Region

To improve our understanding of how tolling is likely to affect low-income populations in the Puget Sound region, this report accomplishes four objectives. It

1. reviews existing research on the impacts of tolling on low-income households in the United States

2. assesses the usefulness of currently available Washington and Puget Sound data for estimating the impacts of tolling on low-income populations

3. develops a preliminary estimate of the impacts of tolling on low-income populations living in the Puget Sound region

4. suggests data collection and methodological strategies for future research that would yield better estimates of the impacts of tolling on low-income populations in the Puget Sound region and other parts of Washington state.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 721.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:42
Authors: 
Robert Plotnick, Jennifer Romich, Jennifer Thacker.
Originator: 
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
69
Subject: 
Tolls, Low income groups, Impacts, Research, Data collection, Estimates, Rates, fares and tolls.