Modeling the Behavior of Traffic Information Providers

Two models are used to represent the locational behavior of traffic information providers. The characteristics which make traffic information unique as a service good are discussed and exploited in the models to show how the behavior of information providers might differ from that of firms in a traditional market. Questions are addressed regarding the clustering of competing providers and the efficiency of the resulting output. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the study of the economics of the traffic information industry and of the role of public financing versus private competition.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 25p
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  • Accession Number: 01584248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PWP-97-5
  • Created Date: Dec 2 2015 6:34PM