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Research Report 018 Land transport pricing for New Zealand

Published: | Category: Transport demand management , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

As part of the management of the land transport system of New Zealand, a study of land transport pricing policies, with particular emphasis on road pricing, has been carried out. The study comprised a review of relevant literature and the development of a proposed land transport pricing research programme for New Zealand. The report of this study consists of three parts:

  • a description of the current structure and pricing of land transport infrastructure in New Zealand
  • a review of the literature on land transport pricing to identify the principles underlying transport pricing policies and current and proposed policies from other countries, and
  • the identification of a proposed land transport pricing research programme for New Zealand.

The proposed research programme that was identified has three stages:

  • a preliminary review, based on current information and best estimates, which would derive initial estimates of costs per trip
  • conceptual studies to assess the implications of pursuing different policy objectives particularly in urban and rural areas, and
  • a detailed research programme to evaluate land transport pricing systems and to design a preferred pricing system.

Keywords: Charging, costs, land transport, pricing, roads, road users

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  • Published: 1993
  • Reference: 18