Programme de recherche ASFA (Association des Sociétés Françaises d'Autoroutes)
Programme type: Funding programme
Duration: 1989 - Ongoing
Background & policy context:
In 1989 ASFA (the association of French toll motorway companies) launched the "Traffic" programme to follow-up traffic matters. In 1993 this group was enlarged and a "Groupe de travail économie" was created. It focused not only on traffic but also on all fields of transport economics: cost-benefit analysis, evaluation of externalities, toll management, etc
Since 1993, programmes are set up once a year made up of about 10 'actions' gathered in four main research themes:
Analysis of current and future customers
Socio-economic effects of transport infrastructure
Competition and complementarity between modes.
ASFA - Association of French Motorway Companies (Mixed public-private organisation - Société d'économie mixte)
Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions:
About EUR 300 000 in 1994, EUR 150.000 in 2001.
Total number of projects:
ca 80 up to 2001
Examples are: - Long term evolution of traffic on motorways - Impact of the TGV Nord (high speed rail line) on motorway traffic - Eurotoll (part-funding of a European FP4 project into road tolling) - Road pricing for HGVs - Distribution of motorway customers (characteristics, etc). - Analysis of road pricing in Austria - Externalities: comparison of external costs in France.