WIT Press


True Cost Of Road Travel

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030521

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

533.73 kb

Author(s)

L.C. Wadhwa & S.C. Wirasinghe

Abstract

A key strategy in achieving sustainable transportation is the full cost charging regime for the motorists. However, the development of rational and fair charging policies must be based on the recognition of true externalities that are currently not paid for by the motorists. This research has revealed that contrary to common belief, the external components of the highly publicized community cost of accidents and congestion are insignificant. However, the environmental impacts of transportation are significant and very little of this cost is recovered from the motorists. This finding is usehl for developing full cost charging system. 1 Introduction The benefits of road transportation are enormous and are well recognized. It is also well recognized that road transportation is a major source

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