Measuring regional differences in users' perceptions towards interurban toll roads

Gómez Sánchez, Juan and Papanikolaou, Anestis and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel (2016). Measuring regional differences in users' perceptions towards interurban toll roads. "Journal of Transport Geography", v. 54 ; pp. 22-33. ISSN 0966-6923. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.001.

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Title: Measuring regional differences in users' perceptions towards interurban toll roads
Author/s:
  • Gómez Sánchez, Juan
  • Papanikolaou, Anestis
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Transport Geography
Date: June 2016
ISSN: 0966-6923
Volume: 54
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Regional differences; users' attitudes; users' perceptions; toll road; multilevel model; Spain
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Public acceptability is crucial to achieve the successful implementation of certain policy initiatives. In the transport sector, this is especially relevant for toll roads since they entail a burden to the users. Previous literature in this field has mainly focused on analyzing the influence of different individual characteristics on attitudes towards road charges, without clear results. However, other context-specific drivers such as regional parameters may also play an important role to explain users' attitudes, especially when the implementation of tolls within the same nation varies throughout regions. The goal of this paper is to analyze regional differences in users' perceptionswith regard to tolls as an appropriate way to finance the provision of road infrastructure. Based on a nationwide survey conducted to road users in interurban toll roads in Spain,we develop amultilevel logit model to explore regional differences in drivers' perceptions. The research concludes that differences identified seem to be more influenced by context-specific variables, related to either the characteristics of the toll road or the region, than by the characteristics of the individuals. The paper also underlines the negative effects of an asymmetrical distribution of toll roads across regions on users' perceptions, since those territories especially suffering the burden of tolls show a more negative attitude towards road charging.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTRA 2012-36590UnspecifiedJosé Manuel Vassallo MagroEU support mechanisms to promote public private partnerships for financing TransEuropean transport infrastructure

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Item ID: 45252
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45252/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45252
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.001
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692316302307
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Mar 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2018 22:30
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