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Comparative Analysis of Road Financing Approaches in Europe and the United States. Poster en la sesión 296 "Revenue and Finance Showcase"
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
El TRB es un congreso de reconocido prestigio internacional en el ámbito de la investigación del transporte. Y aunque las actas publicadas están en formato digital y sin ISSN ni ISBN, lo consideramos lo suficientemente importante como para que se considere en los indicadores. ********************************************* Road infrastructure has a remarkable economic and social impact on society. This is the reason why road financing has always drawn the attention of policy makers, especially when resources available for government spending become scarce. Nations exhibit differing approaches toward dealing with road transportation financing. In the United States, the current system of road funding has been called into question, for some regard it as insufficient to meet the necessary amounts required for road expenditure. By contrast, in most European countries, road charges are very high, but are not allocated for the funding of roads. This paper analyzes, the balance between charging for the use of, and expenditure on, the road sector in the United States, and0 compares the American policy with those of several European countries (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Switzerland). To that end, we define a methodology to calculate the annual amount of fee-charges levied on light and heavy vehicles in the selected countries, in order to compare those charges with the annual road expenditure. The results show that road charges in America are noticeably lower than those paid in Europe. Additionally, the research concludes that, in Europe, road-generated revenues exceed road expenditure in all countries studied, so road charges actually subsidize other policies. By contrast, in the United States the public sector subsidizes the road system in order to maintain the current level of expenditure
International
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Congress
Transportation Research Board 92th Annual Meeting
960
Place
Washington, D.C.
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000000000000
Start Date
13/01/2013
End Date
17/04/2014
From page
87
To page
87
TRB 92th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Gomez Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (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 Civil: Transportes
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