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Does passenger transport modes internalize the external cost they produce? The case study of the Madrid-Seville corridor
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Land transport
Information
Abstract
The objective of this paper is to evaluate how much interurban passenger transport modes internalize the external costs they produce in order to calculate the efficient charge that the users would have to pay. This analysis is relevant since it affects the competitiveness of the different transport modes in the corridor. For this research the case study of the Madrid¿ Seville corridor in Spain has been chosen since several transport modes compete in this origin-destination pair. The research carries out a balance between the marginal external costs per user produced by each transportation mode and the charges that the users currently pay. The gap between the social marginal cost and the fare paid by the users will give us the extra¿charge per passenger that each transportation mode would have to pay to internalize the external cost they produce. We found that that, unlike what many people think, the rail mode does not internalize all the external cost it produces whereas the road modes do it. This happens because even though the road modes pollute more, they also pay much more due to large discriminatory fuel taxes.
International
Si
Congress
12th World Conference on Transport Research 2010
960
Place
Lisboa
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-98-99698-61-1
Start Date
11/07/2010
End Date
15/07/2010
From page
408
To page
408
Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Transport Research 2010. Book of Abstracts
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
  • 1ª Autora: Francesca Pagliara (University of Naples Federico II)
  • Autor: Raffaele Lia (University of Naples Federico II)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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