TRAFFIC CONGESTION AS A SOURCE OF REVENUE

A NUMBER OF STUDIES PUBLISHED RECENTLY HAVE SUGGESTED THAT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO DEAL WITH TRAFFIC CONGESTION BY USING THE PRICE MECHANISM TO DISCOURAGE THE USE OF CONGESTED ROADS AND TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF UNCONGESTED ONES. THE OBJECTS OF THIS ARTICLE ARE TO REVIEW VERY BRIEFLY THE PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THE IDEA OF "ROAD PRICING"; TO TOUCH UPON SOME OF THE METHODS PROPOSED FOR IMPLEMENTATION; AND TO FOCUS ON AN AREA THAT HAS RECEIVED COMPARATIVELY LITTLE ATTENTION: THE DISPOSAL OF THE REVENUES OBTAINED. AN EXAMINATION IS MADE OF THE COSTS PAYABLE BY ROAD USERS, THE COSTS PAYABLE BY THE HIGHWAY AUTHORITY, AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE INVESTMENT RULE, TO SHOW HOW THESE PRINCIPLES CAN BE APPLIED TO RUNNING CITY ROADS ON A SELF-FINANCING BASIS.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • ROTH, G J
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 175-189
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 6 2001 12:00AM