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REVENUE Final Conference. Brussels, 29 November 2005. REVENUE Final Conference Introduction and project summary Andrea Ricci, ISIS. Brussels, 29 November 2005. Project objectives. Achieving a better knowledge of current practices of revenue use

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Revenue final conference

REVENUE Final Conference

Brussels, 29 November 2005


Revenue final conference introduction and project summary andrea ricci isis

REVENUE Final Conference Introduction and project summaryAndrea Ricci, ISIS

Brussels, 29 November 2005


Project objectives
Project objectives

  • Achieving a better knowledge of current practices of revenue use

  • Providing policy makers with guidelines for better alternative revenue uses on the basis of economic theory

  • Testing the guidelines on a set of urban and interurban case studies



Wp1 setting the stage
WP1 Setting the stage

  • Deliverable D1 : “The State of the Art and Conceptual Background” (Laird et al, 2004)

    • review of the EC policy framework and of relevant research already undertaken and funded by the EC;

    • Identification of the “REVENUE issues”


Questions for revenue
Questions for REVENUE

  • How to determine optimal levels of surplus or deficit?

  • Who should set the charges?

  • Who should decide how to spend the revenue?

  • How do financial constraints affect pricing and investment rules?

  • How can efficient pricing and investment by lower tiers of government be ensured?

  • How can consistency of government policy over time be achieved?

  • How can the private sector best be involved?


Wp2 theoretical framework
WP2 Theoretical framework

  • Deliverable D2 : “Theoretical framework” (Proost, de Palma et al, 2004)

    • A theoretical framework which deals with economic, financial, institutional aspects related to the issue of a proper/better/optimal use of revenues from transport pricing;

    • A software tool to evaluate investment and pricing policies (the MOLINO model)


Wp3 case studies specification
WP3 Case studies specification

  • Deliverable D3 : “Case studies specification” (Suter et al, 2004)

    • A methodology to translate the theoretical background prescriptions into guidelines to evaluate regulation schemes for pricing, revenue use and investments in the real world case studies;

    • A “standard” format for case study implementation and presentation


Case studies implementation
Case studies implementation

  • WP4: 7 Interurban case studies

  • WP5: 4 Urban case studies

  • Deliverables D4 and D5 currently under review

  • Publication expected in December


Interurban case studies wp4
Interurban case studies (WP4)

  • Finland: High-speed rail and motorway investments

  • Germany: Intermodal funds from HGV charging revenues

  • Switzerland: Rail investment financing fund (HGV charging revenues) - Urban transport financing fund

  • France: Multimodal interurban fund (AFITF)

  • Switzerland: Use of revenues from Zürich Airport

  • The Netherlands: Rotterdam port

  • Germany, Switzerland: Acceptability use of HGV charging revenues


Urban case studies wp5
Urban case studies (WP5)

  • Oslo

  • Warsaw

  • Edinburgh

  • Acceptability and spatial equity issues for urban road user charges


Wp6 policy recommendations
WP6 Policy recommendations

  • Builds on

    • D1 through D5

    • Comments and discussions (Final Conference)

  • Lessons learned

    • Practice Vs theory

    • Comparative assessment of case study results

    • Generalisation?

  • Deliverable D6 expected in January 2006


Dissemination and communication
Dissemination and communication

  • Project web site

    (http://www.revenue-eu.org)

  • REVENUE brochure

  • Organisation of events: two seminars, one smaller seminar on acceptability and a final conference

  • REVENUE book (Elsevier)


Main challenges
Main challenges

  • Research

    • Development and consolidation of theory

    • Modelling: dedicated, ad hoc tool (MOLINO), applicability across case studies, comparison/compatibility with alternative approaches

  • Application

    • Diversity (and comparability) of case studies

    • Dependence on context, objectives

  • Input to Policy

    • Appraisal of policy requirements

    • Generalisation from case studies


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