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Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy

Author(s): FINGER Matthias; BERT Nadia, KUPFER David, MONTERO Juan José, WOLEK Marcin

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The study analyses the disruption created by shared mobility in the funding of transport infrastructure. While recognising 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.