Impact of telecommuting on mass transit congestion: The Tokyo case

Hitoshi Mitomo, Toshiya Jitsuzumi

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Abstract

Telecommuting, a dispersed style of commuting enabled by developments in info-communication technology, is becoming increasingly popular among Japanese white-collar employees. According to our estimates, 9-14 million employees will telecommute by 2010, which will result in a 6.9-10.9% reduction in congestion in Tokyo, Japan. Associated cost savings are equivalent to 7.9-26.4% of annual spending on public transportation. Due to the considerable size of these positive external effects, some degree of policy support will be necessary to achieve a socially optimal level of penetration by telecommuting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-751
Number of pages11
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Volume23
Issue number10-11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

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Impact of telecommuting on mass transit congestion : The Tokyo case. / Mitomo, Hitoshi; Jitsuzumi, Toshiya.

In: Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 23, No. 10-11, 01.01.1999, p. 741-751.

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Mitomo, Hitoshi ; Jitsuzumi, Toshiya. / Impact of telecommuting on mass transit congestion : The Tokyo case. In: Telecommunications Policy. 1999 ; Vol. 23, No. 10-11. pp. 741-751.
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