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The pricing of transport infrastructure in Europe – the theory and its application to roads and railways

  • Bryan Matthewsz

    (Institute for Transport Studies, Universidad de Leeds)

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    The efficient pricing of infrastructures as well as the internalisation of the external costs of transport have been key aspects of the European Transport Policy during the last fifteen years. This way the European Parliament and Commission aim to ensure that the transport pricing policy mirrors the social costs associated to its use. This article analyses the state of the matter that the European Policy of the Pricing of Transport Infrastructure and the setting of prices as a means to internalise the external costs of the rail systems and roads, and we are able to witness specific cases in the European sphere. The European Commission’s renewal of its Policy of Common Transport is currently pending, of which the setting of transport pricing is an essential component.

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    Article provided by Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government in its journal EKONOMIAZ.

    Volume (Year): 73 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 01 ()
    Pages: 34-59

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    Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2010104
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