ROAD PRICING AND TRANSPORT POLICY

This chapter considers road pricing in relation to current thinking on transport and pollution control. More consideration now being given to traffic restraint and encouragement of the use of public transport. The author suggests that as well as satisfying environmental aims, this approach will also meet aims of economic efficiency and that transport is therefore unusual in bringing about a 'green-gold' alliance. The author considers that is is only against a comprehensive programme of improvements that road pricing will be successful otherwise there will be problems of inequity. By ensuring that the prices charged for transport services are approximately in line with their costs, in particular external costs, the market can work more efficiently. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877091.

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    Ashgate Publishing Limited

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  • Authors:
    • GOODWIN, P
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85628-594-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM