Title

THE COSTS OF TRANSPORTATION IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE: ANALYSIS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

economics - finance, mode - mass transit, place - urban

Keywords

Urban transportation, Transit, Santiago (Chile), Public transit, Mass transit, Local transit, Intracity transportation, Finance, Costs

Abstract

In an attempt to better understand the current transportation situation in Santiago de Chile, this paper provides a framework within which personal expenditures, environmental consequences and social effects can be measured by a common metric, costs. The analysis includes all modes of transport, but has a specific focus on passenger transport modes. The paper presents the cost categories considered and methodologies and assumptions used in deriving the costs, a summary of the total magnitude of costs, a differentiation of internal and external costs, and a cost comparison according to various travel modes. The paper concludes with a brief analysis of the implications of the results for evaluating transport policy and pricing options.

Rights

Permission to publish given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them

Comments

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