Washington State Legislature Joint Transportation Committee

Implementing Alternative Transportation Funding Methods

Commissioned by the Legislature, this study analyzed the feasibility and practicality of implementing funding methods.

BERK’s role in this effort included quantifying the revenue impacts to the state, the cost impacts to different profiles of tax payers, and the revenue distribution impacts and spending restrictions of potential alternative funding sources. In addition, BERK conducted a risk assessment that considered the potential impact of increasing vehicle fuel efficiency standards, changing fuel consumption patterns, and increasing market penetration of hybrid and electric vehicles.