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Measurement of externalities of freight transport in Brazil [paper in Portuguese]

Author(s): Newton de Castro

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature
ISSN 2238-1031

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 163;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: externalities | cargo | Brazil

This article reviews methodologies used in the estimation of costs imposed by externalities produced on the movement of people and freight. The focus is on freight transport by truck, although the methods selected may be extended to other modes. The determinants of externalities and their associated costs are identified, particularly those caused by air pollution, noise, accidents, and use of infrastructure. The relevance and requirements for the application of these measurements in the Brazilian context are also discussed.
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