An Analysis of Distance-Based Road User Charges in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area

This paper presents a model based on traffic count data to evaluate the potential effects of distance-based road user charges in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area. The impact of marginal social cost pricing and environmental charges is assessed for both revenue raising and revenue neutral scenarios. Four user responses are allowed in the model: changes in vehicle occupancy, time switching, mode shift, and trip suppression. The model forecasts changes in traffic flows, speeds, public transport patronage and government revenue, for different area types and different times of the day. The results suggest that marginal social cost pricing would reduce traffic by about 14 percent and the revenues from the scheme would be equivalent to about 50 percent of the total Mexico City budget.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01154986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0432
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:14AM