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Author Litman, Todd
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract This paper investigates the amount and type of mobility (physical travel) that is optimal for society overall. It asks, “How much and what type of travel would people choose in a transportation system that reflects efficient market principles, including diverse consumer options, cost-based pricing, and neutral public policies.” It discusses these principles, identifies existing transport market distortions and reforms, estimates how such reforms would affect mobility, and investigates resulting economic impacts. This analysis indicates that in a more optimal market consumers would choose to drive less, use alternative modes more, choose more accessible locations, and be better off overall as a result. Although previous studies have evaluated these transport market reforms individually, few have considered their cumulative impacts.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-01