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

Description:

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.

  • Date Published: April, 2009
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 721.1
  • Last Modified: May 12, 2009
  • Authors: Robert Plotnick, Jennifer Romich, Jennifer Thacker.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 69 p., 1.64 MB (PDF)
  • Subject: Tolls, Low income groups, Impacts, Research, Data collection, Estimates, Rates, fares and tolls.
  • Keywords: Tolls, income, poverty, Puget Sound, tolling impact, low income households, Washington state.
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