Stuck with the bill, but why? : an analysis of the Portuguese public finance system with respect to surface transportation policy and investments
Author(s)Nelson, Joshua S
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
P. Christopher Zegras.
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Despite decentralization progress in other sectors, the Portuguese central government maintains significant administrative and fiscal power over national and sub-national surface transportation operations and infrastructure. This thesis provides a global view of the state of surface transportation in Portugal through an analysis of both the nation's public finance and transportation finance systems as well as a discussion of specific surface transportation systems. It reveals that national and sub-national governments in Portugal are collectively pursuing an unsustainable transportation finance policy that places a significant burden on the public finance system, unfairly privileges the nation's metropolitan areas, and enables a costly and highly politicized tug-of-war between central government and sub-national governments with respect to public transportation investments.
Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning; and, (S.M. in Transportation)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-140).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Urban Studies and Planning., Civil and Environmental Engineering.