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The congestion relief benefit of public transit: evidence from Rome

journal contribution
posted on 13.11.2020, 09:47 by Martin Adler, Federica Liberini, Antonio Russo, Jos van Ommeren
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 ten-percentage point 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.

Funding

European Research Council-OPTION program

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Published in

Journal of Economic Geography

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Economic Geography following peer review. The version of record [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the OUP website].

Acceptance date

12/11/2020

ISSN

1468-2702

eISSN

1468-2710

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Antonio Russo. Deposit date: 12 November 2020

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