Technical Reports Financing of Road System

This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of Financing of Road System. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Assessment of budgetary needs and optimisation of maintenance strategies for multiple assets of road network

    Good road infrastructure is a fundamental basis on which to build a strong economy and society. As the ability to conduct proper maintenance is largely influenced by the available budget, budget definition is an important starting point in realising the overall goal. Based on a comprehensive investigation in the form of interviews with public road administrations and private sector concessionaires, a large quantity of information on good practice in budgetary assessment and optimisation of maintenance [...]

  • Financing, Contracting and Managing of Road System Investment

    The purpose of this report is to provide information on the current methods and approaches relating to: The different combinations of public and private sector involvement in the provision of sustainable road systems and the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these methods; The different approaches employed for funding and financing of sustainable road systems; The various forms of procuring private sector involvement in the maintenance and operations of sustainable road systems and [...]

  • Worldwide situation of road pricing and assessment of its impacts

    The report of Technical Committee " Road System Economics and Social Development " presents the state of road pricing schemes implemented or studied in the world, the corresponding developments and an assessment of their impacts. The panorama of pricing schemes covers the following twenty-two countries: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, USA, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom, Singapore, Slovak Republic, [...]

  • Pricing as a tool for funding and regulation in an equity's perspective

    Traditionally, instruments such as taxes, charges and tolls have been used for funding infrastructure construction and maintenance. In recent years, pricing has been used for regulatory purposes as a measure against congestion, for mitigating environmental impacts; and for safety improvement. The question whether road pricing could be a useful instrument and in which way it should be applied can only be sufficiently answered after clearly defining the objectives of the instrument. Does the priority [...]

  • Transportation infrastructure financing for sustainable development

    Today, countries are facing difficulties in allocating their financial resources amongst critically needed maintenance, and the desire to secure new infrastructure to increase network capacity and to preserve existing roadways. This report explores the various financial procurement strategies implemented in different countries. It reviews how strategies can be defined to optimise cost management for long-term road system investments. The practices and trends in public private partnerships (PPP) [...]


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