An Evaluation of National Road User Charging in England

In this study, a model is developed to test road user charging scenarios, including revenue raising and revenue neutral charging options and economically efficient pricing. The model is used to investigate the effect of road user charges across the whole of England if they reflected marginal social costs in full. For each policy scenario the authors estimate effects on traffic volumes, user charges and fares, subsidies, environmental costs, benefits to consumers, government revenue, and overall net benefits. Findings show that appropriate charging structures coupled with compensating reductions in existing motoring taxes can make a significant difference in traffic growth, congestion and environmental damage. Appropriate charging schemes can also relieve some of the pressure to increase road capacity.


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  • Accession Number: 01003112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2005 12:34PM