ISBN-10:
1845428609
ISBN-13:
9781845428600
Pub. Date:
04/28/2008
Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Pricing in Road Transport: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective

Pricing in Road Transport: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective

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Overview

Transport pricing is high on the political agenda throughout the world, but as the authors illustrate, governments seeking to implement this often face challenging questions and significant barriers. The associated policy and research questions cannot always be addressed adequately from a mono-disciplinary perspective. This book shows how a multi-disciplinary approach may lead to new types of analysis and insights, contributing to a better understanding of the intricacies of transport pricing and eventually to a potentially more effective and acceptable design of such policies. The study addresses important policy and research themes such as the possible motives for introducing road transport pricing and potential conflicts between these motives, behavioural responses to transport pricing for households and firms, the modelling of transport pricing, and the acceptability of pricing.


Studying road transport pricing from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book will be of great interest to transport policymakers and advisors, transport academics and consultants and students in transport studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845428600
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Edited by Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, Michiel C.J. Bliemer, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, Linda Steg, University of Groningen and Bert van Wee, Professor of Transport Policy, Delft University of Technology and Scientific Director, TRAIL Research School, The Netherlands

Table of Contents

Contents:


1. Introduction

Linda Steg, Erik Verhoef, Michiel Bliemer and Bert van Wee


2. Road Transport Pricing: Motivation, Objectives and Design from an Economic Perspective

Erik Verhoef


PART I: BEHAVIOURAL RESPONSES TO ROAD PRICING

3. Behavioural Responses of Freight Transporters and Shippers to Road-User Charging Schemes: An Empirical Assessment

David Hensher and Sean Puckett


4. Travellers’ Responses to Road Pricing: Value of Time, Schedule Delay and Unreliability

Dirk van Amelsfort, Piet Bovy, Michiel Bliemer and Barry Ubbels


5. Effects of a Kilometre Charge on Car Use, Car Ownership and Relocation

Barry Ubbels, Taede Tillema, Erik Verhoef and Bert van Wee


6. Firms: Changes in Trip Patterns, Production Prices, Locations and in the Human Resource Policy due to Road Pricing

Taede Tillema, Bert van Wee, Jan Rouwendal and Jos van Ommeren


PART II: MODELLING EFFECTS OF TRANSPORT PRICING

7. Transit Market Effects on Socially Optimal Congestion Charging

Michael Bell and Muanmas Wichiensin


8. Different Policy Objectives of the Road-Pricing Problem: A Game-theoretic Approach

Dusica Joksimovic, Michiel Bliemer and Piet Bovy


9. Optimal Toll Design Problem: A Dynamic Network Modelling Approach

Michiel Bliemer, Dusica Joksimovic and Piet Bovy


PART III: ACCEPTABILITY OF DIFFERENT ROAD-PRICING POLICIES

10. Acceptability of Road Pricing

Tommy Gärling, Cecilia Jakobsson, Peter Loukopoulos and Satoshi Fujii


11. Car Users’ Acceptability of a Kilometre Charge

Geertje Schuitema, Barry Ubbels, Linda Steg and Erik Verhoef


12. Sensitivity of Geographical Accessibility Measures Under Road-Pricing Conditions

Taede Tillema, Tom de Jong, Bert van Wee, Dirk van Amelsfort


13. Firms’ Perception and Acceptability of Transport Pricing

Linda Steg, Taede Tillema, Bert van Wee and Geertje Schuitema


PART IV: PAST AND FUTURE OF ROAD PRICING

14. The London Experience

Georgina Santos


15. Transport Infrastructure Pricing: A European Perspective

Chris Nash


16. Conclusions and Directions of Further Research

Bert van Wee, Michiel Bliemer, Linda Steg and Erik Verhoef


Index

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