Alternate Route: Toward Efficient Urban Transportation

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Brookings Institution Press, 1998 - 126 pagina's
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This book develops an alternative solution to urban transportation dilemmas that is based on economic analysis while remaining realistic about political constraints on policy-makers. The authors estimate that efficient pricing and service policies could save more than $10 billion in annual net benefits over current practices, but argue that powerful, entrenched political and institutional forces will continue to thwart efficient economic solutions to improve urban transportation. They believe, however, that some form of privatization would likely improve social welfare more than an efficient public sector system. Facing fewer operating restrictions, greater economic incentives, and stronger competitive pressures, private suppliers could significantly improve the efficiency of urban operations and offer services that are more responsive to the needs of all travelers.
  

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The Urban Transit Operating and Institutional Environment
21
Travelers Preferences for Urban Transportation
29
The Economic Effects of NetBenefit Maximization
48
Sources of Inefficiencies
68
An Alternative Route Privatization
89
Conclusion
107
Average Automobile Speeds
109
Means for Modal Attributes by Commuting Distance
111
Parameter Estimates of Rail Attribute Equations
117
Sources of the Welfare Loss from Transit Based on Generalized Least Squares Estimation
121
Index
123
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Over de auteur (1998)

Winston is a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution.

Chad Shirley is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.

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