MPA Major Research Papers

Date of Award

7-1-2004

Degree Type

Major Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration

Department

Political Science

Supervisor

Sancton, Andrew

Geographical Areas

County of Peterborough

Abstract

This paper examines whether the funding system for local infrastructure is adequate to ensure a sustainable, well-maintained transportation network and if there is a single, more effective means of funding local infrastructure maintenance based on a case study of the County of Peterborough. The findings reveal that the current funding system for local infrastructure maintenance is inadequate to ensure a sustainable, well-maintained transportation network and alternative revenue sources include the federal GST, the provincial PST, the gas tax, income tax, subsidies and transfers, infrastructure maintenance funding programs, and user fees.


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