(RIEBセミナー/神戸大学海事科学研究科附属国際海事研究センター/交通政策研究部会 共催)

2019年7月16日(火)13:20 ~ 14:50


RIEBセミナー/神戸大学海事科学研究科附属国際海事研究センター/交通政策研究部会 共催

日時 2019年7月16日(火)13:20 ~ 14:50
会場 経済経営研究所 会議室(新館2階)
対象 教員,院生,および同等の知識をお持ちの方
使用言語 英語
13:20 ~ 14:50
The Congestion Relief Benefit of Public Transit: Evidence from Rome
Jos van OMMEREN(School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
We estimate the effect of public transport supply on travel times of motor-vehicle and bus users in Rome, Italy. We apply a quasi-experimental methodology exploiting hourly information on public transport service reductions during strikes. We find that a 10 percent reduction in public transit supply increases the travel time of motor-vehicles by about 1.6 percent in the morning peak. The effect on bus travel time is similar. The congestion-relief benefit of public transport is thus sizeable and bus travel time gains account for an important share of it. We also examine the welfare effects of providing bus lanes. All else given, a bus lane reduces bus travel time by at least 29 percent. We find that bus lanes are undersupplied in Rome, despite the potential costs due to reducing capacity for cars.