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New reports: Sustainable transport infrastructure charging and internalisation of transport externalities

25 June 2019

To what extent are the ‘user pays’ and ‘polluter pays’ principles applied in transport policy in European countries?

In their latest study, Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport Externalities, CE Delft and partners investigated to what extent the external and infrastructure costs of transport are covered by transport taxes and charges in the EU28 Member States and selected other countries (i.e. Norway, Switzerland, United States, Canada and Japan).

How is it useful

It provides an overview of the progress EU Member States have made towards the goal of full internalisation of external and infrastructure costs of transport and it identifies approaches for further internalisation. As input for this analysis, several supporting assessments are carried out, including an update of the Handbook on external costs of transport, a study on the infrastructure costs of transport and the compilation of a comprehensive overview of transport taxes and charges applied in the various countries.

The deliverables

The results of this study are presented in five separate deliverables (including some Excel annexes):

  • Handbook on the external costs of transport – Version 2019:

https://www.cedelft.eu/en/publications/2311/handbook-on-the-external-costs-of-transport-version-2019

  • Overview of transport infrastructure expenditures and costs:

https://www.cedelft.eu/en/publications/2310/overview-of-transport-infrastructure-expenditures-and-costs

  • Transport taxes and charges in Europe  - An overview of economic internalisation measures applied in Europe:

https://www.cedelft.eu/en/publications/2312/transport-taxes-and-charges-in-europe-an-overview-of-economic-internalisation-measures-applied-in-europe

  • State of play of internalisation in the European transport sector:

https://www.cedelft.eu/en/publications/2313/state-of-play-of-internalisation-in-the-european-transport-sector

  • Summary report: Sustainable transport infrastructure charging and internalisation of transport externalities: main findings:

https://www.cedelft.eu/en/publications/2314/sustainable-transport-infrastructure-charging-and-internalisation-of-transport-externalities

 

For more information on this study, contact Arno Schroten, Senior Consultant

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