Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Transportation Utility Fees: Possibilities for the City of Milwaukee

Using four evaluation criteria, this report evaluates whether Milwaukee should implement a transportation utility fee (TUF) to fund the operation and maintenance of transportation infrastructure in the city. Under a TUF, transportation infrastructure is treated as a public utility and fees are assigned according to usage. Based on the results of quantitative and qualitative analyses, the authors recommend the adoption of a TUF ordinance in Milwaukee. Such an ordinance would provide an additional revenue source for the City and more equitably distribute the burden of funding transportation infrastructure. Presentation slides


Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Public Affairs Workshop, Domestic Issues, Public Affairs 869, taught by Donald Moynihan in Spring 2007
  • Author(s): Deven Carlson, Bill Duckwitz, Karen Kurowski, and Lamont Smith
  • Client Name: the City of Milwaukee Budget and Management Division, Department of Administration