The Costs Of Road Infrastructure And Congestion In Europe by Heike LinkThe Costs Of Road Infrastructure And Congestion In Europe by Heike Link

The Costs Of Road Infrastructure And Congestion In Europe

byHeike Link, John S. Dodgson


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The book deals with the calculation of costs for road infrastructure and congestion and the allocation of these costs to vehicle types. It focusses on heavy goods vehicles. The most important features of the book are i) the review of the state of the art, ii) a discussion of the theoretical requirements for cost accounts under the aspects of different pricing purposes, iii) a comprehensive treatment of various methodological issues for cost calculation, iv) the elaboration of empirical results for the EU-countries and Switzerland. Of particular value is the fact that existing practice of road accounts in Europe is not simply summarised but the different methodologies are applied at data sets from three countries and quantitatively compared. Further benefits are the comprehensive information and data collection, the empirical results for road infrastructure costs, the harmonised treatment of congestion costs and the policy recommendations.
Title:The Costs Of Road Infrastructure And Congestion In EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 in

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3790812013

ISBN - 13:9783790812015


Table of Contents

Introduction.- State of the Art: Review of infrastructure cost and expenditure accounts; Congestion cost studies.- Methodology: Methodological overview; Definitions and classifications; Estimation of capital values and capital costs; Cost allocation; Estimation of marginal infrastructure costs; Congestion costs; Summary: methodology proposed for this study.- Results: Capital values and road infrastructure costs; Average and marginal road infrastructure costs; Congestion costs.- Conclusions and recommendations: Towards a harmonised methodology; Further research needs.