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Access pricing, infrastructure investment and intermodal competition

Ginés de Rus () and M. Pilar Socorro ()

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 2014, vol. 70, issue C, 374-387

Abstract: This paper considers the existence of a given transport infrastructure and analyzes the optimal conditions for investing in a complementary or rival new infrastructure. The model allows us to identify some key variables to be considered in cost–benefit analysis and highlights the importance of socially optimal access pricing in relation to investment decisions. The socially optimal conditions for investment depend on, among others, the cross-effects between different modes of transport, the volume of demand, the construction cost of the new infrastructure, and the restrictions faced by the regulator.

Keywords: Investment; Access pricing; Infrastructure; Intermodal competition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2014.08.002

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