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Pricing acceptability in the transport sectors

Objective

The aim of this project is to:
- Identify the reasons behind the attitude of acceptance/non-acceptance of transport pricing, and the arguments that support those standpoints;
- Find the means and measures to increase its acceptability;
- Identify the legal and political barriers to the implementation of pricing schemes;
- Analyse the distributional impacts;
- Design acceptable pricing schemes and policy packages, taking account of efficiency and fairness issues.

PATS project aims to bring new and deeper knowledge of the conditions necessary to enhance acceptability of pricing schemes to the transport sector by integrating those requirements in the underlying structural environment. The economic relevance of the research lies also in its added value in enabling a more market oriented approach, through the knowledge of the reasons for opposition and acceptability of pricing schemes, which in turn enables the improvement of the organisation and management of the transport systems

PATS research project is subdivided into five work packages (WP1-WP5), which are linked together in a consecutive logical order where the results from earlier work packages are used in the subsequent ones:
- WP1 State of the art review
- WP2 Socio-economic principles for price acceptability
- WP3 Empirical studies on price acceptability.
- WP4 Design acceptable solutions for pricing packages.
- WP5 Transport Pricing Strategies - Conclusions and Recommendations
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Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS A.C.E.
Address
Rua Vilhena Barbosa 11
1285 Lisboa
Portugal

Participants (8)

DEUTSCHE INSTITUT FsR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG, E.V.
Germany
Address
K"nigin-luise-str. 5
14195 Berlin-west
DR. MAX HERRY
Austria
Address
Argentinierstrasse 21
Wien
ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
IC CONSULTANTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Sherfield Building
SW7 2AZ London
INFRAS TRANSPORT RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Gerechtigkeitsgasse 20
8002 Zurich
LABORATOIRE D'ECONOMIE DES TRANSPORTS - LYON
France
Address
14 Avenue Berthelot
69363 Lyon
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address

Stockholm
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester