Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy – Research project for the European Parliament
The European Parliament awarded the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation (FSR Transport) the research project “Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy” in the transport sector.
In this digital age, an expanding offer of smart applications and online booking platforms for travel has been very successful with customers. Therefore, there is a constant need to further adapt to and promote innovation with regard to new technologies in all modes of transport. These services, however, have financial implications: as they grow they take part of the revenue stream. This may mean that revenues flowing to transport companies are decreased, and that consequently the contributions to the maintenance and development of infrastructure are also reduced.
In this context, FSR Transport will provide the European Parliament with a study that aims at analysing the financial implications of increased collaborative consumption and the impact of smart applications/online booking platforms on the revenues of infrastructure managers.
Research Team & Timeline
FSR Transport will conduct this project in collaboration with Prof Juan José Montero Pascual (Professor of Administrative Law, UNED Madrid) and Prof Marcin Wolek (Assistant Professor in the Department of Transportation Market, University of Gdansk). Overall, we expect to complete the project by Summer 2017.
Finger, Bert, Kupfer, Montero, Wolek, 2017, Research for TRAN Committee – Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy, European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels
For more information, please contact FSR.Transport@eui.eu.