WIT Press


Social Costs Of Metropolitan Passenger Transport In Barcelona

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010691

Volume

52

Pages

13

Published

2001

Size

1,101 kb

Author(s)

F. Robuste, A. Lopez-Pita & M. Capdet

Abstract

The paper defines the costs (in monetary terms or in other units) of metropolitan passenger transport in Barcelona, Spain, including public transport modes (buses, railway, subway and taxi) and private vehicles (cars and motorcycles). A graph for the main streets and roads allowed to estimate traffic congestion costs. Considered costs include operation costs (fuel, lubricants, tires, and operating personnel), indirect costs (insurance, taxes, vehicle depreciation, infrastructure, etc.), travel time (access, waiting, riding and transfer time) and externalities. The application of the models to Barcelona city yield a cost of 0.51 Euro/pax-km for public transport, whereas private vehicle costs are around 0.77 Euro/

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