Changes in the external costs of freight surface transport in Spain

Pérez Martínez, Pedro and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel (2013). Changes in the external costs of freight surface transport in Spain. "Research in Transportation Economics", v. 42 (n. 1); pp. 61-76. ISSN 0739-8859. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031.

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Title: Changes in the external costs of freight surface transport in Spain
Author/s:
  • Pérez Martínez, Pedro
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Research in Transportation Economics
Date: June 2013
ISSN: 0739-8859
Volume: 42
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Externalities, freight transport, trends, fundamental factors, vehicle technology
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper studies the external costs of surface freight transport in Spain and finds that a reduction occurred over the past 15 years. The analysis yields two conclusions: trucks have experienced a reduction in external costs, and rail has lower externalities. The external costs of road freight transport decrease between 1993 and 2007 (44%). The external costs of rail freight increase by 12%. During this period, the external costs of road freight related to climate increase by 16%, oppositely than those from air pollution and accidents (51 and 44%). The external costs of rail related to pollutant emissions and climate increase by 4% and 43%. Oppositely, the external costs related to accidents decrease by 27%. Road freight generates eight times the external costs of rail, 2.35 Euro cents per tonne kilometre in 2005 (5.6% accidents, 74.7% air pollution and 19.7% climate) vs. 0.28 (13.4% accidents, 53.9% air pollution and 32.7% climate).

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Item ID: 22488
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/22488/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:22488
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0739885912001679
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Feb 2014 19:03
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 14:39
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