A SUGGESTION FOR A THOROUGH SWEDISH TIME-VALUE STUDY

TIDSVAERDENA I TRAFIKPLANERINGEN - DAGS FOER EN OEVERSYN

From the theoretical point of view, it may be observed that there is reason to assume that the value of time may vary in a number of respects. In Swedish praxis there are, however, a number of gaps in our knowledge, including the way in which the value of time depends on the length of the journey, on the transport means used, on the object of the journey, and on income (which is important amongst other things to assumptions concerning the future development of the value of time). England and the Netherlands have also noted corresponding gaps in their knowledge about time values, and this has led to ambitious time-value studies being carried out in these countries in the eighties. The results of these studies have led to recommendations to use both increased average values and varied values in a number of different dimensions. Conclusions are also drawn about how future time values should be calculated, based amongst other things on income relationships which are considerable weaker that the direct proportionality often assumed. The shortcomings of current Swedish praxis, together with the conclusions drawn in recent international studies, suggest that a thorough Swedish time-value study should be carried out. The foreign studies have shown that the recent development of various techniques for estimating time-values provides substantial possibilities of arriving at relevant result. (A)

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    Transportforksningsberedningen

    Birger Jarls Torg 5
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • ALGERS, S
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 36 p.
  • Serial:
    • TFB RAPPORT
    • Issue Number: 13
    • Publisher: Transportforksningsberedningen
    • ISSN: 0282-8014

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  • Accession Number: 00664830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 91-88370-13-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM