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The Use of Transferable Permits in Transport Policy

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  • Charles Raux


    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État [ENTPE] - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

This paper considers potential use of domestic transferable, or tradable, permit systems for the purposes of travel management, especially reducing environmental nuisances. The main arguments for and against the use of permits are analyzed. Secondly two case studies of existing permit systems are examined. The main conclusions are that tradable permits can address greenhouse gas and regional atmospheric pollutant emissions, and are suitable for congestion on a restricted time–space basis. Permits applied to mobile sources are technically feasible at acceptable financial cost for protecting sensitive geographical areas, and schemes applied to automakers for unitary vehicle emissions are also viable.

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Date of creation: 2004
Publication status: Published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Elsevier, 2004, 9 (3), pp. 185-197. <10.1016/j.trd.2004.01.001>
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00067895
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2004.01.001
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