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Safety-based incentives in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs): the Spanish case
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are mostly implemented for three reasons: to circumvent budgetary constraints, encourage efficiency and improvement of quality in the provision of public infrastructure. One of the ways of reaching the latter objective is by the introduction of performance-based standards tied to bonuses and penalties to reward or punish the performance of the contractor. These performance based standards often refer to different aspects such as technical, environmental and safety issues. This paper focuses on the implementation of safety based incentives in PPPs. The main aim of this paper is to analyze whether the incentives to improve road safety in PPPs are effective in improving safety ratios in Spain. To this end, negative binomial regression models have been applied using information from the Spanish high capacity network in 2006. The findings indicate that even though road safety is highly influenced by variables that are not much controllable by the contractor such as the Average Annual Daily Traffic and the percentage of heavy vehicles in the highway, the implementation of safety incentives in PPPs has a positive influence in the reduction of fatalities, injuries and accidents.
International
Si
Congress
3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation
960
Place
Indianapolis (Estados Unidos)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
14/09/2011
End Date
16/09/2011
From page
1
To page
14
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation
Participants
  • Autor: Thais Rangel Guilherme Christiano (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
  • Autor: Blanca del Valle Arenas Ramirez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación
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