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Optimal prices and frequencies for buses in Stockholm
KU Leuven.
KU Leuven.
2017 (English)In: Economics of Transportation, ISSN 2212-0122, E-ISSN 2212-0130, Vol. 9, p. 20-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many public transport services are heavily subsidized. One of the main justifications is the expected beneficial effect on road congestion. Stockholm introduced congestion pricing in 2006 and the effects on car and public transport demand were carefully monitored. The change in prices provides unique estimates on price-and cross-price elasticities. This paper uses these data to model how the optimal pricing, frequency, bus size and number of bus lanes for a corridor depends on the presence of congestion pricing for cars. Results show that the presence of road pricing makes the current subsidies for peak bus trips too high. However, the major welfare benefits of re-optimizing the current bus supply stem from a decrease in frequencies during the off-peak period and the use of larger buses.

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Elsevier , 2017. Vol. 9, p. 20-36
Keyword [en]
Congestion charging, Public transport, Bus, Tariff, Optimum, Frequency, Size, Traffic lane, Priority (traffic)
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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10 Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, 111 Road: Public transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-12365DOI: 10.1016/j.ecotra.2016.12.001ISI: 000405721700002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85009271410OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-12365DiVA: diva2:1139078
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VINNOVA, 2014-03587]
Available from: 2017-09-06 Created: 2017-09-06 Last updated: 2017-09-29Bibliographically approved

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