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Cities that subsidize transit will get the best value for money in the absence of congestion pricing and bus lanes.

Basso, Leonardo and Silva, Hugo (2015) Cities that subsidize transit will get the best value for money in the absence of congestion pricing and bus lanes. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (04 Mar 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Should urban authorities subsidize public transport systems? Many academics who have studied transport pricing disagree on the answer. In new research, which examines transit subsidies in London, UK, and Santiago, Chile, Leonardo Basso and Hugo Silva find that bus lanes, car congestion pricing, and subsidies can all be very effective in improving people’s welfare – but that adding an additional policy does not have as much of an effect as the first. They argue that policymakers who wish to help the poorest should put into place transit subsidies, as this will do the most to help the poor and redistribute incomes, compared to the alternatives.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 13:16
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 13:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61640

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