IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Urban transport infraestructure concessions in Chile

  • Héctor Gutiérrez
Registered author(s):

    To avoid the development of a congestion problem in roads and streets, the supply of transport infrastructure should keep pace with its demand. However, this is not an easy task, because the required funds tend to grow faster than tax collection does, which poses a challenge to Society: how to finance the gap between necessities and availabilities while not foreign a decrease in other sectors’ share in public budget, especially in social ones. For example, this paper argues that traffic management including the introduction of toll fees for the use of using congested streets or, in the extreme, the prohibition to use some cars in rush hours have limited potential to respond to the challenge. It seems there is no real alternative to just supply the infrastructure needed. In order to provide new or improved infrastructure, concessions have a potential to meet the challenge. On the one hand, the private sector may provide the money that the public sector does not have, and concession users pay for what

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by University of Chile, Department of Economics in its journal Estudios de Economia.

    Volume (Year): 23 (1996)
    Issue (Month): esp Year 1996 (August)
    Pages: 115-154

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:23:y:1996:i:esp:p:115-154
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:23:y:1996:i:esp:p:115-154. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Verónica Kunze)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.