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@article{Horcher:2020:10.1016/j.ecotra.2020.100167,
author = {Horcher, D and Graham, DJ},
doi = {10.1016/j.ecotra.2020.100167},
journal = {Economics of Transportation},
title = {MaaS economics: Should we fight car ownership with subscriptions to alternative modes?},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecotra.2020.100167},
volume = {22},
year = {2020}
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - Proponents of the Mobility as a Service concept claim that subscriptions to alternative modes can effectively reduce car ownership and the adverse effects of underpriced car use. We test this hypothesis in a microeconomic model with endogenous mode choice as well as car and subscription ownership. The model contains congestible urban rail and car sharing options as substitutes of underpriced private car use. We find that aggregate car ownership is not a reliable proxy for road congestion: subscriptions may reduce car ownership while increasing the vehicle miles travelled by remaining car owners. Subscriptions induce welfare losses for two reasons. First, pass holders overconsume the alternative modes, as the marginal fare they face drops to zero. Second, non-pass holders tend to shift to car use due to the crowding induced by pass holders, causing additional distortions. We illustrate numerically that differentiated pricing is more efficient in achieving the goals of MaaS.
AU - Horcher,D
AU - Graham,DJ
DO - 10.1016/j.ecotra.2020.100167
PY - 2020///
SN - 2212-0122
TI - MaaS economics: Should we fight car ownership with subscriptions to alternative modes?
T2 - Economics of Transportation
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecotra.2020.100167
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/79056
VL - 22
ER -