Impact of telecommuting on mass transit congestion

The Tokyo case

Hitoshi Mitomo, Toshiya Jitsuzumi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

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 - 1999 Nov
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Telecommuting
telecommuting
congestion
employee
Personnel
external effects
public transportation
commuting
savings
communication technology
penetration
Japan
communication
Communication
costs
cost
Costs
Congestion
Tokyo
Employees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Development
  • Law
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

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

In: Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 23, No. 10-11, 11.1999, p. 741-751.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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.
@article{bb8565d2fb414753977cd5ed719c79b6,
title = "Impact of telecommuting on mass transit congestion: The Tokyo case",
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.",
author = "Hitoshi Mitomo and Toshiya Jitsuzumi",
year = "1999",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1016/S0308-5961(99)00059-2",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "741--751",
journal = "Telecommunications Policy",
issn = "0308-5961",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "10-11",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Impact of telecommuting on mass transit congestion

T2 - The Tokyo case

AU - Mitomo, Hitoshi

AU - Jitsuzumi, Toshiya

PY - 1999/11

Y1 - 1999/11

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0033225086&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0033225086&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0308-5961(99)00059-2

DO - 10.1016/S0308-5961(99)00059-2

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 741

EP - 751

JO - Telecommunications Policy

JF - Telecommunications Policy

SN - 0308-5961

IS - 10-11

ER -