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Title: Options for road user charges - two Italian case studies
Authors: Fiorello, Davide
Martino, Angelo
Keywords: Road chargingModellingProject financingTransport externalities
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Fiorello, D., Martino, A. (2009) “ Options for road user charges - two Italian case studies”, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, (43) pp. 49-63
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
Abstract: This paper discusses the impact that tolling schemes with a higher degree of differentiation of tariffs among demand categories can have on road demand. The question addressed in the paper is whether the differentiation of inter-urban road tolls can help to manage demand and meet targets like alleviating congestion, reducing emissions or making feasible project financing schemes, where toll revenues are used to cover construction and operating costs. The paper is mainly based on the results of the DIFFERENT research project, co-funded by the European Commission DG TREN, where a number of modelling tests have been carried out using two different transport network models. Based on modelling results we conclude that a trade-off between alternative targets of toll differentiation exists and that results vary according to the specific context of the application. In non-congested corridors charge differentiation can raise money, but there is little room for social benefits, whereas in congested areas travel speed on the road network can be improved by introducing charges on congested non-motorway links. Additionally, achievement of benefits from differentiated charges may require the co-ordinated introduction of charges on ordinary roads as well as on motorways.
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2009) 43/XV

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