The article examines the use of user fee and tax programs to finance the cost of port dredging. The article discusses the U.S. Water Resources Development Act, the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, the Harbor Maintenance Tax, which is an ad valorem tax on the cargo's value, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, articles from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, national user fee program proposals by the former U.S. President Bill Clinton administration, Moriarity's Rule, and the Shapley Value Rule.
Original Publication Citation
Talley, W. K. (2007). Financing port dredging costs: Taxes versus user fees. Transportation Journal, 46(3), 53-58.
Talley, Wayne K., "Financing Port Dredging Costs: Taxes Versus User Fees" (2007). Economics Faculty Publications. 8.