Road cost recovery: a second order issue

In recent times the national debate in the roads area has tended to concentrate on achieving appropriate levels of cost recovery for particular classes of vehicles. This paper argues that such a focus has been at the expense of the more important issues of pricing and investment. Cost recovery is argued to be a second order issue in both an efficiency and funding sense. The combined effect of imperfect knowledge of road wear characteristics, taxation issues and the goal of efficient pricing including a congestion component make it difficult to determine particular vehicle charges in the absence of further research.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 177-90
  • Monograph Title: Do modernist researchers know what postmodern users' want?
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: Part 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 646054856
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:00PM