The research programme MD-PIT, A Multi-Disciplinary Study of Pricing Policies in Transport, is the predecessor of i-PriSM.

This project aimed at providing a theoretical and empirical evaluation of the direct and indirect effects of practically possible transport pricing policies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The effects studied included behavioural responses and their consequences, also from a spatial and a network perspective, as well as acceptability issues of various pricing and tax recycling schemes. The evaluation included the derivation and formulation of policy implications. Specific features of the project included the focus on dynamic aspects (both short and long run), the recognition of heterogeneity (i.e. the consideration of different groups), and the explicit choice for a network and spatial perspective.

Dissertations MD-PIT

Amelsfort, D. van (2009) Behavioural Responses and Network Effects of Time-varying Road Pricing

Joksimovic, D. (2007) Dynamic bi-level optimal toll design approach for dynamic traffic networks, TRAIL Thesis Series, T2007/8, The Netherlands TRAIL Research School

Schuitema, G. (2010) Priceless Policies, Factors influencing the acceptability of transport pricing policies

Tillema, T. (2007). Road pricing: a transport geographical perspective - geographical accessibility and short and long term behavioural effects. Dissertation, Geosciences, Human Geography. Utrecht University, Utrecht

Ubbels, B., (2006), Road Pricing, Effectiveness, Acceptance and Institutional Aspects, Dissertation Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Other MD-PIT publications

Gärling, T., & Schuitema, G. (2007). Effectiveness, public acceptability, and political feasibility of policy measures to change demand for private car use. Journal of Social Issues, 63 (1).

Joksimovic, D., M.C.J. Bliemer and P.H.L. Bovy (2005) Optimal Toll Design Problem in Dynamic Traffic Networks - with Joint Route and Departure Time Choice. Transportation Research Record 1923, pp. 61-72

Schuitema, G., Steg, L., Vlek, C.A.J., & Rothengatter (2007), J.A. The role of revenue use in the acceptability of transport pricing policies, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2008, Pages 221-231

Steg, L. en G. Schuitema (2003). Een psychologisch perspectief op prijsbeleid in verkeer en vervoer. Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschap 39 (4).

Steg, L., Verhoef, E., Bliemer, M., Joksimovic, D., Schuitema, G., Tillema, T., Ubbels, B., Van Amelsfort, D., & Van Wee, B. (2006). Een multidisciplinair perspectief op prijsbeleid in verkeer en vervoer: MD PIT (A multi-disciplinary study of pricing policies in transport: MD PIT). Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschap (Journal of Transport Science), 42 (2), 26-32.

Tillema, T., B. van Wee, D. Ettema (2010), The influence of (toll-related) travel costs in residential location decisions of households: A stated choice approach. Transporation Research Part A 44 (10) 785-796

Tillema, T., G.P. Van Wee, T. de Jong (2003), Road pricing en bereikbaarheid:  implicaties voor bereikbaarheidsmaten en een verkennende toepassingsstudie.  Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschap december 2003.

Ubbels, B. and E.T. Verhoef (2008) "Auctioning concessions for private roads" Transportation Research 42A (1) 155-172.

Ubbels, B. and E.T. Verhoef (2008) "Governmental competition in road charging and capacity choice" Regional Science and Urban Economics 38 (2) 174-190.

Ubbels, B. and E.T. Verhoef (2005), Behavioural responses to Road Pricing empirical results from a survey among Dutch car owners, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei n. 31 (2005): 101-117

Ubbels, B. and E.T. Verhoef (2006), Acceptability of road pricing and revenue use in the Netherlands, European Transport, Vol. 32, pp. 69-94.

Ubbels, B. en E.T. Verhoef (2003), Prijszetting in het Verkeer: een Economisch Perspectief, Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschap 39 (4).

Van Amelsfort, D.H., M.C.J. Bliemer & D. Joksimovic (2003) Ontwerpen van prijsmaatregelen in Nederland. Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschap 39 (4).

Verhoef, E.T., G.P. van Wee, E.M. Steg and M. Bliemer (eds) (2007), Pricing in Road Transport: a Multidisciplinary Perspective, Edward Elgar.