Achieving political acceptability for new transport infrastructure in congested urban regions
2016 (English)In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 88, 286-303 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyzes the efficiency and political acceptability of road pricing and infrastructure policies targeted at relieving urban congestion. It combines a stylized transport model of an urban road network with a model of the political process that incorporates interactions between voters, citizen interest groups and politicians to explore the possibilities to reach political acceptability for efficient transport policies. In a numerical illustration, the paper compares a set of pricing and investment policies in terms of efficiency and acceptability. The illustration shows how conflicting interests can lead to non-efficient policies being chosen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 88, 286-303 p.
Road tolls, User charges, Political economy of road pricing, Transport infrastructure, Welfare effects, Acceptability of transport pricing
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120341DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.04.009ISI: 000379359800020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-120341DiVA: diva2:928567