Prices and their structure steer many of our everyday choices. This is certainly true when it comes to transportation, and intelligent pricing policies in this area can make a major contribution to reducing the negative impacts of freight and passenger transport alike, without freedom of choice being unnecessarily restricted.
With its work on pricing policy, CE Delft seeks structural reduction of the environmental impact of European transport systems. We’ve developed a powerful toolkit for assessing and comparing the costs and benefits of the various transport modes and options, including the implied cost of environmental impacts and the cost of addressing them. Through our research we seek to improve the economic efficiency of the transport system through full allocation of the social costs of each and every mode to the respective users.
Another concern besides economic efficiency is to ensure that the income effects of pricing policy are fairly distributed and that services are properly maintained and, inevitably, to assess the implications of these issue for new infrastructure funding.
For more information please contact Arno Schroten