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Critics and Controversy: Opposition to Tolling and Long-Term Concessions

Critics and Controversy: Opposition to Tolling and Long-Term Concessions

Chapter:
(p.136) Chapter Seven Critics and Controversy: Opposition to Tolling and Long-Term Concessions
Source:
Rethinking America's Highways
Author(s):
Robert W. Poole Jr.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0007

Opponents include grass-roots populists, some groups on the left, and interest groups. The latter include some environmental groups, a few public employee unions, some toll agencies, and trucking organizations. This chapter addresses arguments made by these various groups.

Keywords:   Toll-taxes, Taxpayer bailouts, Sovereignty, Foreign companies, Outsourcing of political will, Public-sector unions, Pension funds

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