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Report/Rapport : Rural roads - Applying Best Local Government Practices to Municipal Infrastructure Funding, July 2009

Source: The Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Getting a Better Bang for the Pothole Buck - "Rural Canadian municipalities represent a very small proportion of total provincial population numbers compared with urban ones, but they extend over huge areas and service small rural communities".

"Many rural municipalities spend large sums on transportation infrastructure. Compared with urban municipalities, a much greater proportion of their expenditures goes to infrastructure."

"Roads are either public or private goods depending on the volume of usage and its impact. For relatively low-impact usage such as that of private motor vehicles, roads can be treated as a public good. For high-impact usage such as heavy trade vehicles, they are best viewed as a private good."

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