Financing Civil Works with User Fees

by Chris Hendrickson, Asst. Prof.; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, Pa.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 2, Pg. 70-72

Document Type: Feature article


User fees for civil works projects insure that the primary beneficiaries of facilities pay for them. These fees are a way of imposing financial discipline on capital projects. The author argues that greater reliance on user-fee financing could increase the overall level of investment in civil works.

Subject Headings: Fees | Assets | Financing | Investments

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