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Assessing transport investments - Towards a multi-purpose tool

  • de Palma, André
  • Proost, Stef
  • van der Loo, Saskia

This paper presents a multi-purpose tool to assess transport investments in congestible facilities. The model can handle any combination of passenger and freight transport modes in a simplified network. Within each mode, there can be competing operators. It is calibrated to a given traffic forecast and can be used to assess the benefits and costs of combinations of strategic pricing behavior and investment. The use of the model is illustrated with examples.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.

Volume (Year): 44 (2010)
Issue (Month): 7 (August)
Pages: 834-849

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