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An integrated approach to urban road pricing
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2005 (English)In: Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, ISSN 0022-5258, Vol. 38, no 1, 75-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses an integrated urban road pricing policy based on an automatic payment system for cars. Like Glazer and Niskanen (2000) it studies congestion tolls with heterogeneous commuters, but focuses on welfare effects and extends their model to include a choice of departure time, as well as travel mode. The author finds that tolls can be welfare improving even if the public transit mode normally used for substitution is also congested. If, for some reason, public transit charges cannot be changed, substitution towards off-peak travel can be stimulated by a combined road toll and parking duties policy made possible by modern automatic vehicle-identification technologies.

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2005. Vol. 38, no 1, 75-92 p.
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-92298OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-92298DiVA: diva2:165322
Available from: 2004-10-14 Created: 2004-10-14 Last updated: 2013-02-28Bibliographically approved

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