Research for TRAN committee : infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy
Title: Research for TRAN committee : infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy
Series/Number: Study of the European Parliament; Policy Department of Structural and Cohesion Policies; Transport and Tourism; 2016/PE 601.970; [Florence School of Regulation - Transport]
ISBN: 9789284608959; 9789284608942
External link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2017/601970/IPOL_STU(2017)601970_EN.pdf
The study analyses the disruption created by shared mobility in the funding of transport infrastructure. While recognizing the benefits of shared mobility in terms of reduction of private car use, the study identifies that there might be short term negative effects on the revenues of long distance railway and coach operators. It also points out other potential risks, which include capturing the revenues through commissions charged by platforms mediating mass-transit services (Mobility as a Service), freeriding and lower tax contributions. The study makes recommendations to reduce these risks.
Type of Access: openAccess