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Rethinking America's HighwaysA 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure$
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Robert W. Poole Jr.

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226557571

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001

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Highways as Network Utilities

Highways as Network Utilities

(p.175) Chapter Eight Highways as Network Utilities
Rethinking America's Highways

Robert W. Poole Jr.

University of Chicago Press

After explaining traditional utilities and their regulation by utility commissions, this chapter suggests how highway utilities would be governed. Based on overseas experience, it proposes the long-term concession agreement as the means of regulatory oversight. It also sets forth value-added tolling provisions aimed at customer protection.

Keywords:   Public utilities, Rate regulation, Mileage-based user fees (MBUFs), Transportation user co-ops, Value-added tolling, Financial markets, Transparency

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