Title

PART ONE: 1982 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE ACT--A SUMMARY

Authors

M R. Norman

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1983

Subject Area

economics - finance

Keywords

User charges, Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, Legislative support, Legislation, Highway user taxation, Highway Trust Fund, Fund allocations, Financial sources, Finance, Expenditures

Abstract

This article briefly summarizes the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. An overview and history of the Act is given along with a list of the major provisions. Input by the Institute of Transportation Engineers during the Congressional battle over the legislation is discussed, followed by a brief explanation of the dedication of user fees to highway programs and to mass transit programs. Three tables are included: (1) 1982 Act Authorizations; (2) New user fee structure effective dates; and (3) User fee structure.