Topic: 5.5 Tunnels and bridges

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Commercial Funding of transport Infrastructure. Lessons from Some Australian Cases

The study analyses the institutional arrangements for: (1) private participation in the new Sydney Harbour Tunnel, and (2) the provision of new terminals at minor airports operated by a public-sector corporation. Commercial objectives probably secure efficient management of construction, but otherwise reap few efficiency benefits. When there are tight constraints on government budgets, commercial funding mechanisms make it easier for governments to promote their favoured schemes.

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The Economics of Tolled Road Crossings

The authors examine the different practices adopted by the USA and the UK in levying tolls on transport infrastructure. Both diverge from economic theory. The British treatment of outstanding debt is found to be in need of reform.

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Peak-load Pricing and the Channel Tunnel. A Re-examination

The authors re-examine the conclusions reached by Stephen Glaister in an article in this Journal in May 1976. They conclude that he overestimated the capacity that would have been required under uniform pricing, and also the price differentials required under peak-load pricing to reduce capacity and increase profit.

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Peak Load Pricing and the Channel Tunnel. A Case Study

The author contends that large economies can be effected by peak load pricing for transport services. The Channel Tunnel project would have seemed much more attractive if provision has been made for differential charges to transfer some accompanied car traffic to even slightly less congested periods.

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