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Seeking Factors to Increase the Public's Acceptability of Road-Pricing Schemes.
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
User acceptability has become a critical issue for the successful implementation of transport pricing measures and policies. Although several studies have addressed public acceptability of road pricing, little evidence can be found regarding the effects of different pricing strategies. Particularly, exploring acceptability towards alternative schemes for a toll network already in operation is an issue to be tackled. This paper is aimed at contributing to the limited literature in this field by exploring perceptions towards different road pricing schemes, for those users already using a charged road. Based on a nationwide survey conducted to toll road users in Spain, the research develops several binomial logit models to analyze user acceptability towards three alternative charging approaches: express toll lanes, a time-based pricing approach, and a flat-fee (vignette) system. The results show that notable differences in user acceptability can be found according to the type of charging scheme proposed. Express toll lanes are found more acceptable for travellers perceiving greater benefits from saving travel time. The acceptability of time-based approaches (peak vs. off peak) decreases for those users who feel forced to use the toll road, whereas this is not an aspect influencing users¿ support for flat-fee schemes significantly. Additionally, a flat-fee charging strategy was found more acceptable for long-distance trips and for truck users who regularly used the toll facilities. The results from this analysis can alert policy-makers and practicing planners with regard to the promotion of more efficient, socially inclusive and publicly acceptable road pricing schemes.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Transportation Research Record
ISBN
0361-1981
Impact factor JCR
0,522
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volume
Journal number
2606
From page
9
To page
17
Month
MARZO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Paola Carolina Bueno Cadena (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Gomez Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
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