Transport Infrastructure Charges as a Basis for a Quasi-Market for Road Infrastructure Services

La tarification des infrastructures de transport, base d'un quasi-marche de services d'infrastructure routiere

The implementation of infrastructure use charges often results in pricing rules markedly different from concepts introduced during planning. Known as "value pricing" in the United States, the practice includes charging fees to use a roadway's dedicated fast lanes, or for roadway use by certain types of vehicles, such as heavy duty trucks. Discussion during the planning stages largely focused on charging user fees in order to contain demand and internalize external costs, such as safety and environment, by relating level of fee to level of cost. Political resistance to charging user fees remained high, and often financial incentives were as important as improved efficiency for implementation to occur. The author discusses value pricing as a quasi-market for road services.


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  • Accession Number: 01044030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 4:16PM