ROAD USER CHARGES: THEORIES AND POSSIBILITIES

This study is concerned with the pricing of roads which provide intercommunity transport services. Where the dominant characteristic is access to property, other pricing policies can be adopted. To avoid the usual charge that all roads ultimately provide access, the possibility exists of dividing any particular piece of road between users; those for whom access is the dominant characteristic, and those who use it to get from one place to another. Costs can then be divided between these user classes in proportion to use. However, the classifications used by road suppliers, such as main roads, arterial roads, declared roads, suggest that a simple and ready distinction between local access and intercommunity roads is already in use. The major aim is to show the deficiencies in present approaches to road pricing generally, and in the cost based models used to 'determine' the cost responsibility of particular user classes. Emphasis is given to the joint cost characteristics of roads. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Transport Economics, Australia

    P.O. Box 367
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2601,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • KOLSEN, H M
    • Ferguson, D C
    • DOCWRA, G E
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Occasional Paper 3 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM