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Cost impacts to motorists of discounted registration fees in the presence of distance-based charges and implications for government revenue / David A. Hensher and Corinne Mulley
Bib ID 6191265
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, volume]
Author
Hensher, David A. (David Alan), 1947-, author
 
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Description Sydney : Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, the Australian Key Centre in Transport and Logistics Management, the University of Sydney, 2012 
15 pages : charts, 1 map ; 30 cm. 
Series

Working paper (University of Sydney. Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies) ; ITLS/WP/12/20. 1832-570X

Summary

The call for a congestion charge is getting louder and more frequent in many countries as major metropolitan areas experience increasing levels of road congestion. Although reform of road pricing is almost certain to occur at some time in the future, a key challenge is in selling the idea to the community of road users as well as a whole raft of interest groups that influence the views of society and politicians. What is required is a carefully structured demonstration of what might be done to progressively introduce adjustments in road user charges that are seen as reducing the costs to motorists while ensuring no loss of revenue to government. In this paper we show this can be achieved by the reform of registration fees in the presence of a distance-based charging regime (either for the peak or all day), that can deliver financial gains to motorists with prospects of revenue growth to the State Treasury of Sydney (Australia). The reform package assessed is predicted to result in changes to total annual kilometres of travel (especially in the peak) and flow through gains in travel time that deliver reductions in traffic congestion. We see this as an essential first stage in gaining community support for road pricing reform – proof of cost reductions associated with improvements in traffic congestion can then be used to continue the reform process.

Notes

At head of cover title: The Australian Key Centre in Transport Management.

"This Key Centre is a joint venture between: The University of Sydney [and] Monash University, Engineering"--Cover.

October 2012.

Includes bibliographical references (page 15)

Also available online. Address as at 15/2/13: http://sydney.edu.au/business/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/149621/ITLS-WP-12-20.docx.pdf

Subjects Congestion pricing -- Australia.  |  Automobiles -- Registration and transfer -- Fees -- Australia.  |  Road users -- Australia.  |  Roads -- Economic aspects -- Australia.  |  Urban policy -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Mulley, Corinne, author  |  Australian Key Centre in Transport Management  |  University of Sydney. Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, issuing body  |  Monash University. Faculty of Engineering

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