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The marginal cost of transport modes

Authors: Knut Sandberg Eriksen, Inger Beate Hovi
Report nr: 1019/1995
Language: Norwegian
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The short term marginal costs the different transport modes are bringing upon the rest of the society should be of the same size as the use-based taxes that each mode pay. The costs of emissions, noise and accidents are mainly estimated on the basis of willingness-to-pay surveys and on statistics over environment and accidents. The cost of wear of infrastructure is calculated from accounting figures. The calculations show that most transport modes fail to pay for all. their costs. The exeptions are gasolin driven cars and air transport that - at a high probability - are estimated to pay for what they cost society.


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