Transportation Infrastructure Spending and Climate Outcomes: Effects of Reinvesting Transportation Carbon Fee Revenues in Transportation Infrastructure

Author(s): Craig Raborn

Published: December 2010

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Publication Type: Working Paper

Reinvesting revenues from a transporation fuels carbon fee into targeted infrastructure improvements can achieve small decreases in greenhouse gas emissions while also improving transportation conditions and generating significant transportation-related net economic benefits; adding complementary policies, such as higher fuel efficiency requirements, achieve much larger greenhouse gas reductions and net economic benefits.